Asante Samuel Jr.
Asante Samuel Jr.  CB  Florida State | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Asante Samuel Jr.
Height
5-10
Weight
184
College
Florida State
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Sunrise
84.0/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank
4.44
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
3
Interception YDS
74
Passes Defensed
6
Tackles
30
Sol tackles
22
Asante Samuel Jr. Prospect Overview
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Asante Samuel Jr. CB Florida State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Asante Samuel Jr. CB Florida State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.44 seconds
Height: 5-10 Weight: 184
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Overall Rating: 84.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
71%
Run Defense:
76%
Coverage:
86%
Zone:
82%
Man/Press:
83%
DRAFT GRADE: 2nd - Late Position rank: #8
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1792
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (89/100)
College Combine Results
Los Angeles Chargers Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 2 - Pick Number: 47 (LAC)

Asante Samuel Jr is the son of Superbowl-winning Asante Samuel Sr. He is a skilled and talented back but is smaller than you would ideally like and it may be that he ends up playing in the slot. A willing tackler but work is required. Very sticky and hard for receivers to separate from him.

Samuel projects as a starting corner at the NFL level, whether he lines up as an outside or slot corner.

He has very quick feet, enabling him to easily stick with most wide receivers throughout their routes in man coverage. Samuel is able to use that quickness and agility to avoid other players on the field and stay in phase through man-beater concepts which are designed to use rub routes to force separation. Samuel is not really an impact player in the run game and bigger offensive players prove problematic for him.

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How other scouting services rate Asante Samuel Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
48.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0