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Christian Sam | 59

IB | Arizona State | Detroit Lions
Ht: 6010 / 6' 01" | Wt: 244 | Upd: 02/04/2020

Vitals

Birth Date: 06/07/1996
Age: 24
Original Team: NE
NFL Entry: 18 06 178
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: SF19
Team History: NE MIA SF DET

Player History

05/18 NE D/C signed
09/18 NE IR
08/19 NE waived
09/19 MIA P/SQ 1
11/19 SF P/SQ 10-14
12/19 DET P/SQ 16-17
12/19 DET FA for 20

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about CHRISTIAN SAM: Arizona State, 6010 244 4.78. Junior entry and two-year starter from Allen, TX. Started in 2015 as a sophomore and missed all but one game as a junior. Came back to start in 2017 and had an outstanding season. Instinctive with a patient read and quick reactions. Scrapes to the off-tackle hole and makes plays in the alley to outside. Slips blocks on the move and rarely changes course. Changes directions quickly and pursues from sideline to sideline. Tackles with good form and knee bend. Can make plays in space. Takes precise pass drops and shows vision to see multiple threats. Closes the void in underneath zones and finds work. Gets in throwing lanes. Can match up to running backs and tight ends with enough speed to carry vertical routes. Shows blitz skill hitting inside gaps. When free can close to the quarterback. Not as good versus the run with the play at him. Occasionally misreads and will fire at the wrong gap. Lacks take-on ability consistently as he can be stood up on straight ahead blocks. Vulnerable to down blocks, at times he tries to go back door and is washed out. Needs to shoot his hands better attacking a block. Will under or overrun a play at times. Sometimes depth of drop is a little too shallow. As a blitzer he needs to shoot his hands better to get free if blocked. Has special teams’ skill and is still developing. Has good upside and projects as an every-down linebacker as a 3-4 or 4-3 Will. 2017 stats: 127 T, 9.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 INT. Edge speed:left 2.33, right 2.42. OSR:14/22. Third/fourth round. (A-31 1/2, H-10, BP-28, SS-4.25).