Carter’s Classroom: Fifth-rounder Samuels ultimate utility man


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Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State. - AP

When the Steelers selected Jaylen Samuels in the fifth round of the NFL Draft, they found a player who didn't necessarily fit into a specific spot, but could fill a number of them because of his various skills.

Samuels presents the profile of an interesting prospect because of how he could become a playmaker from so many different places in the offense. Though he has neither elite size at 6-foot-0, 225 lbs., nor elite speed at a 4.54 time in the 40-yard dash, his football tape shows a player who knows how to make plays when the ball is in his hands.

We take a look at his film to show his success:

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