2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAYLEN SAMUELS: North Carolina State, 5114 225 4.57. A four year career filled with production. From Charlotte, NC. Samuels has caught 19 touchdown passes, rushed for 28 touchdowns, and even threw for a touchdown since 2014. He is the true definition of a Swiss army knife that wore too many hats to count for the NC State offense. He is very strong and tough with big hands and long arms that are used effectively. Can absorb contact, break away from it, and continue to move north with the ball. Is an exceptional hands-catcher that easily takes the ball in and moves in the right direction upon contact. The biggest standout attribute to his game is intelligence and awareness. He knows what to do, when to do it, and how to do it most effectively. That is apparent when he is a receiver, a ball carrier, and a blocker. There is a blend of innovation and assignment-savvy to his game. Does not exactly have a standout physical trait. When it comes to athletic ability, he is pretty average across the board. He won’t run away from a lot of guys and his agility as a running back looks a step slow. May have a hard time finding a specific spot to fit into, as he doesn’t have enough size for a tight end nor is he fast enough for a wide receiver. However a scheme that can mostly make him a third down running back with some innovation from the slot or H-back role will be happy. 2017 stats: 403 yds, 5.2 ypc, 12 TD, 76 rec, 597 yds, 7.9 ypr, 4 TD. OSR:13/ 29. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31 3/8, H-9 1/4, BP-18, SS-4.28).