Photo of Lanear Sampson
Grade
53.0 ?
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.87 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 204LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Lanear (pronounced "luh-NEER”) played at North Mesquite High School, in Mesquite, Texas. Sampson was the 50th best receiver in the nation, and a three star recruit according to Rivals.com. Sampson is an Academic All-Big 12 honoree, and a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He also participated in a mission trip, along with other Baylor athletes, to Kenya, in both 2010 and 2011.



Sampson redshirted his first year on campus. The following season, Sampson started 11 of 12 games and caught 29 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns. In 2010, Sampson played in all 13 games and picked up 10 starts. He caught 42 passes for 390 yards. The next year, Sampson once again played in all 13 games. Sampson started 11 of the games and totaled 42 catches for 572 yards and three touchdowns. This past season, Sampson had his biggest year yet. In 13 games, he caught 52 passes for 646 yards and six touchdowns. He was an honorable mention to the All-Big 12 team.

Analysis

Strengths

Solid build, good bulk. Explosive vertically, finds ways to get behind cornerbacks. Tracks the football well and has good, soft hands. Good vertical. Looks to have long arms for his height. Extends arms and catches the football away from his frame. Not afraid to be physical in his route.

Weaknesses

Lacks great height for the position. Has never been the go to receiver at Baylor. Not explosive off the line of scrimmage, has build up speed. Doesn't have great flexibility or fluidity. Leggy coming out of cuts and breaks.

NFL Comparison

Domenik Hixon

Bottom Line

Sampson has never been the go-to guy while at Baylor, but he has proven to be a dangerous player. He's explosive vertically, and tracks the deep ball very well. He's an intriguing fit for a vertical passing game, and should be selected in the later rounds.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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