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Asante Samuel Jr. | 26

CB | Florida State | Los Angeles Chargers
Ht: 5100 / 5' 10" | Wt: 184 | Upd: 08/03/2021

Vitals

Birth Date: 10/03/1999
Age: 21
Original Team: LAC
NFL Entry: 21 02 047
NFL Exp: R
Depth Chart Key: 21/2
Team History: LAC

Player History

05/21 LAC D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ASANTE SAMUEL JR.: Florida State, 5100 184 4.41. Junior entry, two-year starter, Sunrise, FL. Productive corner who has often been assigned the top receiver from the other team. Has experience in off and press coverage in both man and zone. Also adept at press and bail getting into a lateral run at the snap. Solid in a variety of technique he’s at his best in off-man. Uses short quick steps in his pedal to maintain cushion. Easily changes speed in pedal and is fluid in all transitions. As a press corner is most often reactive rather than trying to jam at the line. Rarely gives up leverage. Sticks his man close when mirroring cuts along with the speed to stay with deep vertical routes. He has outstanding eye discipline focusing on a receiver. Sudden to cutoff route breaks and break on short throws in front of him. Has an uncanny ability to get the inside hand to the catch point driving on the ball. Very productive breaking up passes as his quickness gets him to a lot of balls. Lacks great size but not afraid to mix it up with bigger receivers. Solid fundamental tackling skill he drives into tackles with knee bend. The size factor shows up sometimes as he can bounce off a tackle versus a physical ball carrier. He could improve his ball skills going for the interception. At times he will play the hands when he has a shot at the ball. Lack of bulk is somewhat a concern versus bigger receivers as he can get covered up by a stalk block and knocked off a play. Not a lot of reps in zone coverage so he may need a man heavy scheme. He should be able to play slot corner. Has the speed and quickness NFL teams look for. 2020 stats: 31 T, 1 TFL, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 3 INT. First/second round. (A-30 1/8, H-8 7/8, VJ-35, SS-4.09).