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The transition from college to the NFL is hard, and rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons is learning this right now. His teammate, Haason Reddick, has some advice. 

“I did actually talk to Isaiah with everything that’s going on,” Reddick said Tuesday. “Same thing, very similar to what I went through. And I just told him to keep his head up and don’t let the outside noise get to him.”

When Reddick talks to Simmons, he’s coming from a place of empathy. The 13th-overall pick in the 2017 draft, Reddick had a rocky start to his NFL career.  Now, he’s playing outside linebacker again, which he finds most natural. He had 11 tackles and a sack, which came in overtime, in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks.

His five sacks lead the team, and in just seven games, he’s already surpassed his previous career-best of four, set in 2018. 

So he knows