Wayne Gallman looks the part, and his highlights are as good as anyone’s. But he was never particularly consistent at Clemson, and his explosiveness was minimal during last year’s title campaign.
Samuel is maybe the most unique skill guy in this year’s draft. He’s small and crazy fast, but he’s also strong and efficient. Ohio State used him all over the field, and he ended up combining 97 carries with 97 pass targets in 2016.
If you’re looking for a running back prototype, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a versatile guy who is dangerous as hell with the ball, pick Samuel.
He’s now a professional. The Bills traded up to pick him 37th overall, in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
Jones played in national anonymity for most of his college career. He was a low three-star recruit out of Austin, Texas, in 2013. He played on 10-3 and 8-5 teams in his first two years, when he was a productive target on squads that played in the Beef O’Brady’s and Birmingham Bowls.
ECU went 8-16 in his junior and senior years, with a coaching change between them. Jones had his chances to be noticed — scouts are thorough — but he didn’t feel he got the Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys level of attention players at power-conference schools did.
“I believe probably not as much as other guys get from schools such as Alabama and LSU — respectfully to those schools, not throwing any shots at them, well-deserved — but I don’t think as much attention was brought to what I was doing, as far as an individual player,” he said. “I know we struggled as a team. Of course, with a non-winning season and you’re getting blown out some games, no one’s really paying attention to the numbers that you’re putting up, but I believe if you truly watch the film, I’m playing Cheap Jerseys Authentic 90 to 99 snaps a game, and I’m consistently producing.”