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Name: *Asante Samuel Jr. 
College: Florida State     Number: 26
Height: 5-10   Weight: 180
Position: CB  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2021

40 Low: 4.36
   40 Time: 4.41
  40 High: 4.47

> Projected Round: 1  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5101
Weight: 180

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Dates: 03/22/21
Hand: 08 7/8  Arm: 30 1/8
Wingspan: 72 1/4

Height: 5101
Weight: 180
40 Yrd Dash: 4.41
20 Yrd Dash: 2.56
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 12
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 10'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.09
3-Cone Drill: 6.98

40 Time Range: 4.38-4.43/Projected 4.43


 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 1stC...11-29-20-Opting-Out Rest of 2020 Season/Early Entry into 2021 NFL Draft...2019: 3rdC...3rd team All-ACC w/48 TT, TFL, INT, 14 PBU in 12 gms in '19. Backup w/17 TT, TFL, 9 PBU in 12 gms in '18. Dad, Asante Samuel, played in the NFL for 11 yrs

 *Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State, Player News

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): CB - Asante Samuel, Jr., Florida State, 154,...Samuel appeared in eight games and recorded 31 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six pass breakups. He led FSU in interceptions and fumble recoveries and ranked third in the ACC in both categories. - Florida State Football

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
News Source: Florida State Football
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  Samuel, the son of former UCF and NFL standout Asante Samuel, played at powerhouse Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas before signing with FSU. He picked FSU over Miami, bought into former coach Willie Taggart's system and most recently was one of the few bright spots for a talented defense that struggled during coach Mike Norvell's first season. Samuel was known for being vocal in practice and banding together with fellow class of 2018 recruits, known as Tribe18, trying to set higher expectations for the program. Samuel has 30 tackles, six passes defended and three interceptions during eight games this season. He has 97 career tackles, 29 passes defended and four interceptions during three seasons. - Orlando Sentinel

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
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  Corner Asante Samuel Jr. has been absolute ball hawk for FSU's secondary, with three interceptions already this season after snagging just one as a sophomore. He's the leader of a mid-tier pass defense that, interestingly, is coming off its best game. The Seminoles held Notre Dame to 201 passing yards, although game flow played a role in that number. - Raleigh News Observer

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
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  Through two games, the Florida State defense knows it isn't living up to expectations. Entering the season, the Seminoles' defense was expected to be the strength of the team led by a number of projected future NFL players. That hasn't been the case, however, as a number of standout individual performances haven't saved a unit that has allowed 477.5 yards per game to opposing offenses so far this season. "As a team, I feel like we just have to go out there and play more physical and with more effort," FSU cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. said. "We didn't play to the Florida State standard effort-wise and physicality-wise. We just have to go out there and basically play with pride." Whatever metric you consider, it has been a tough start to the season for the FSU defense. In two games, FSU's defense has fallen 17 spots in ESPN's SP+ defensive rankings from 33rd to 50th.

FSU hasn't impressed in many defensive categories, but their third-down defense has been especially startling. Even though FSU forced Georgia Tech into an average third-down distance of 8.9 yards and Miami faced an average third-down distance of 5.9 yards, the Seminoles have allowed their first two opponents to convert 59.8% of their third downs. That's the worst mark in the ACC and tied for 65th out of 72 FBS teams that have played this season. "On third downs it really was just missed assignments and guys not winning the 1-on-1. You've got to win your 1-on-1 and know what you are doing," Samuel said. "I feel like if we did those two things, the (Miami) game would have gone a lot more different." - Tallahassee Democrat

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
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  SEPT 14 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State, Jr., DB, Sunrise, Fla.,...Intercepted a pair of Georgia Tech passes in the first half of Saturday's game and returned them for 74 combined yards...Samuel's first pick, which he returned 38 yards came on the opening drive of the season...Samuel's second interception came in the red zone in the second quarter, and he returned it 36 yards...He also leads active ACC players with 25 career pass breakups after adding two on Saturday. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
News Source: Atlantic Coast Conference Football
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  2019 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): CB - Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State; 74,...Samuel has 47 tackles, 1.0 for loss, one interception and 12 pass breakups in 11 games this season. He is tied for the ACC lead and for 15th in the NCAA in pass breakups and is the only player in the conference with 12 pass breakups and more than 40 tackles. The sophomore from Sunrise, Florida, has four games with multiple pass breakups this season, including at No. 8 Florida last week. He made a career-high eight tackles and his first career interception at No. 25 Virginia and matched his career-best tackles total while adding one pass breakup at No. 2 Clemson. - Florida State Football

(DS#4 CB) Jr/2021 CB *Asante Samuel Jr.Florida State
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