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Ohio State RB/WR Samuel entering NFL Draft

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Ohio State running back and wide receiver Curtis Samuel announced on Monday that he plans to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Samuel’s ability to play both positions complicates the evaluation process for NFL teams, but his speed will stand out. A part-time player over his first two seasons, he scored 15 touchdowns in 2016 while catching 74 passes for 865 yards and running 97 times for 771 yards.

He was a first-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten as a wide receiver in 2016. Samuel was only a part-time punt returner last season but returned kickoffs in his first two seasons and figures to get at least a look in the return game in the NFL.

Samuel becomes the fifth Ohio State player to give up his remaining eligibility to enter the 2017 draft. Seven Ohio State underclassmen were drafted last year, four in the first round.

This year’s early entry deadline is Jan. 18.

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4 Responses to “Ohio State RB/WR Samuel entering NFL Draft”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Jan 9, 2017 1:07 PM

    He might as well go to the NFL. He’ll have to learn what a forward pass is since they never did that at OSU.

  2. usedjock says: Jan 9, 2017 1:43 PM

    I think he would be better off as a slot receiver in the NFL. He ran the ball decently but isn’t that big and not the good at running between the tackles. More of a Percy Harvin type of guy with jet sweeps.

  3. stealthscorpio says: Jan 9, 2017 1:51 PM

    He’s a 4 finger prospect!

  4. jdbaker01 says: Jan 9, 2017 2:21 PM

    The cupboard is bare for OSU after he leaves. He pretty much was their only offense this year and Clemson proved that stopping him completely shuts down OSU. If it wasnt for media bias then OSU would not have been in CFP. #overrated #mediabias

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