Dru Samia

Oklahoma
G

Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma
Hometown
Class
Sacramento, CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
305 lbs
33”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.60
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Minnesota
Vikings
Round 4 ‧ Pick 12
40 Yard Dash
5.29u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
28
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
101.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.89
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.7
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Oklahoma signed Samia (pronounced suh-MEE-uh) as a top 15 offensive tackle recruit nationally out of Sacramento. He started 9 of 12 games at right tackle his true freshman year. In 2016, however, after a start at right tackle in the opener, he was moved to right guard for the final 12 games to earn honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades. Samia stayed at right guard as a junior, starting 12 of 13 games played to land second-team all-conference honors. He was ejected in the Sooners' hotly-contested game against West Virginia for throwing a punch. Samia started all 14 games on the Joe Moore Award-winning Oklahoma offensive line in 2018, garnering second-team All-American notice from the Associated Press and a first-team All-Big 12 nod from league coaches.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Wes Schweitzer
Overview
Vocal leader who has cut his teeth with an Oklahoma offensive line that has dripped with aggression and attitude during his four years as a starter. Samia is a loose-limbed, athletic guard whose foot quickness and second-level agility make him much more attractive as a move guard rather than a base-blocking option. His length and movement skills are a big plus, but issues with core strength and body control at the point of attack must be improved in order to survive against NFL power.
Strengths
  • Good combination of length and athleticism
  • Light feet get him out of stance and into pull blocks with good quickness
  • Has agility to alter path and track moving targets in space as blocker
  • Showed good feel for second-level angles against Roquan Smith in 2017
  • Very able zone blocker with feet that find proper positioning on reach blocks
  • Will ride defenders where they want to go and then turn/seal them with footwork
  • Unlocks hips and explodes into targets on down blocks
  • Very physical after initial contact with upper-body twitch to torque his opponent off-balance
  • Has grip strength to sustain and "ride the bull"
  • Adjusts mental assignment quickly when opponent vacates
  • Athleticism allows for adequate recovery in pass protection
  • Has lateral-movement skills to handle athletic rushers and spin-counters
  • Has starting experience at right tackle and might be able to offer emergency tackle versatility
Weaknesses
  • Despite flashes of power, core strength and body control need work
  • Needs to do a much better job of synchronizing hands and feet to stay in front of opponents
  • Gets pads rattled by stronger, two-gapping defensive tackles
  • Needs to improve consistency of hand placement in both run and pass games
  • Carries low hands in pass sets, allowing defenders to out-pace him into first contact
  • Sloppy, disheveled footwork opens doors to the quarterback for rushers
  • Marginal strength to redirect when opponents get into his edge
  • Slips into waist-bending and lunging at times
  • His edge can turn into "extra" if he doesn't control it on the field

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GRADE
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