Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jaylen Samuels

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School: North Carolina State | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 225 | 40: 4.54 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.56
Projected Round
4th
Bio: 
Three-time All-ACC selection who earned first-team honors in 2017 after posting a team-high 76 receptions for 597 yards and four touchdowns and rushing 76 times for 403 yards and 12 scores. Named to the conference’s third team and averaged 10.3 yards per rush with 33 receptions and 13 total touchdowns as a junior. Was a second-team selection and led the Wolfpack with 65 receptions, 597 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns while adding 368 yards and nine TDs on 56 carries in 2015. Totaled 239 yards and two scores as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Versatile ball carrier who can be used at fullback and tight end and in short-yardage situations. Smart, plays with excellent balance and body control. Fluidly releases off the line into pass routes, looks the ball into his hands and consistently makes receptions away from his frame. Keeps plays in bounds and works to pick up positive yardage. Fights with his hands to separate from defenders, displays good short-area quickness and flashes the ability to stretch the seam. Displays vision and instincts, works runs and shows the ability to cut back against the grain.
Neg: 
More of a one-speed skill player who lacks a true burst. Not a creative ball carrier who will make defenders miss. Brought down at the point by a single opponent.
Analysis: 
Samuels was very productive for North Carolina State and stood out in the role he was asked to play. He has limitations, but a creative offensive coach will put him in positions to produce at the next level.