Position:CB Class: Sr School:
Florida St. Conference:
ACC Ht., Wt.: 5'10, 193 40 Time: 4.61 Grade: 3.35
BIO: Three-year starter who totaled 40/2/11 as a senior after junior totals of 53/3/14. Enrolled at FSU in 1998 but did not play due to a neck injury and sat out the following season after tearing an ACL in his right knee.
POSITIVES: Competitive defensive back best in a small area. Effectively diagnoses the action, has an adequate break on the pass and in the right place at the right time. Fluid in his hips, gets his head back to locate the ball and has a nice move defending the pass. Lays out or Extends to defend the throw and always willing to mix it up supporting the run.
NEGATIVES: Not efficient or decisive in man coverage, lacks the downfield speed and loses in transition. Lingering questions about his personal character exist.
ANALYSIS: A tough, scrappy defensive back that gives good effort, Samuels has limited upside but still gets the most from his tools. Could be effective in a zone system if he stays focused and healthy.