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Demarco Sampson (WR)
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Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 46 (249)

Pick Analysis: Sampson has dealt with injuries but still had a productive career for the Aztecs. He has the ability to keep the chains moving as a No. 3 or 4 receiver in the slot.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press14.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Sampson struggled with injuries early in his career, but had a very productive senior season. He has prototypical size and uses his body to effectively shield defenders to make catches even when he is covered. He also shows no hesitation working over the middle and usually finds open spots in zone coverage. He does not appear explosive enough to separate at the next level, as he struggled to get open against better competition in college. Sampson has worked extremely hard to overcome a foot injury that cost him two seasons and a team may take a chance on him for his size.


Strengths

Sampson has great size. Fights off the press and has a knack for finding soft spots in zone coverage. Tracks the ball well and is a good leaper in jump ball situations. Fearless going over the middle and has the body control to make difficult catches in traffic. Willing and capable blocker.

Weaknesses

Does not have the speed to separate at the next level. Lacks explosion off the line and in and out of his breaks. Inconsistent route runner that will not separate on savvy alone. Will not make defenders miss in the open field after the catch. Drops too many catchable passes. Has serious durability concerns.

Grade

2.0

 
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