Asante Samuel Jr. 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Re…

Name: Asante Samuel, Jr.Position: CornerbackCollege: Florida StateHeight: 5’10”Weight: 180 lbs (pro day) Overall Rank: No. 57 overallPosition Rank: CB7 Strengths: The son of a former star cornerback, Asante Samuel Jr. has NFL pedigree. He’s a quick, tough, instinctive cornerback prospect himself and has the timing and hands to make life hell on receivers. Samuel has click-and-close technique and finds the ball quickly. He’s a fast processor with good enough quickness to work through transitions and the toughness to challenge receivers at the catch point. He’s at his best working against intermediate routes where he can plant and run toward the ball. He’s physical enough to be an asset in the run game from his position as a slot cornerback. Samuel has the quickness to be most comfortable in a zone scheme but the play strength to be effective from the slot in man coverage.

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