Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Deebo Samuel

Wide receiver
School: South Carolina | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 214 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.06
Projected Round
2nd
Pos: 
Productive skill player who has been a force at receiver and on special teams. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, explodes into breaks and separates from defenders. Tracks the deep pass in the air, nicely adjusts at full speed and makes the difficult over-the-shoulder reception. Keeps his focus and concentration and makes the difficult catch in a crowd with his hands. Plays faster than his 40 time and shows good burst. Extends and exposes himself to make the reception. Impacts the game as a return specialist.
Neg: 
Occasionally lets the deep throw slip through his hands. Struggles in battles. Lacks a second gear.
Analysis: 
Samuel rebounded last season after he suffered a devastating injury that put him on the sidelines in 2017, and he finished the regular season with a terrific performance at the Senior Bowl. He possesses all the skills to be a productive second receiver in variety of systems and return punts and kicks.