Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina #1

5112, 209, 4.50


Notes: From Inman, SC. Given name is Tyshun, but was given the nickname Deebo by his father after a character in the movie Friday. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014. Played in 5 games, making 3 starts while battling hamstring injuries in 2015; caught 12-161-1 and returned on kickoff for 24 yards.

Positives: Talented and electrifying receiver and return specialist. Great instincts and hands. Natural pass-catcher. Tracks the ball over his head nicely. Adjusts to the ball well and knows how to position his body to shield defenders. Very competitive. Makes difficult catches. Eludes the jam well at the line of scrimmage. Runs precise routes and can create separation out of breaks. Outstanding runner after the catch. Great vision and instincts. Good speed. Can turn a short flip into a long gain. Very effective on end-arounds. Very explosive first step and acceleration.

Negatives: Has had a lot of injuries throughout his college career. Lacks great height.

Summary: Exciting playmaker. Injuries and durability are the only concerns.

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