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??? Bengals 2019 SECOND Round pick TE Drew Sample ??? #52

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Sample saved his best season for last, garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors by catching 25 passes for 252 yard (10.1 average) and three touchdowns for the Pac-12 champions. He struggled through a leg injury his junior year but continued to play, earning the Huskies' Don James Perseverance Award for his efforts. He caught seven passes for 84 yards on the year, starting 8 of 10 games played. It was the second time Sample had received a major postseason award from the team, as he was the recipient of the Tough Husky Award after his redshirt freshman season (5-45-9.0, two receiving TDs in 13 games with seven starts.) The former All-King County selection from Newport High School in Bellevue was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection after his sophomore campaign, when he caught nine passes for 106 yards (11.8 average).
Analysis
 
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Jack Doyle
Overview
Sample's size and lunch-pail demeanor are what NFL teams look for at the point of attack. While he might be typecast as just a blocking tight end, he possess enough speed and ball skills to become a more productive pass catcher than he was at Washington. His size, football character and commitment as a run blocker give him a chance to become a solid combination tight end with TE2 potential.
Strengths
  • Cerebral player praised for task-oriented, serious demeanor
  • NFL size to step into blocking duties of a "Y" tight end
  • Possesses adequate tenacity and grip strength to help sustain blocks
  • Uses good technique and placement with hands as run blocker
  • Works to unlock hips under his hands for improved leverage at point of attack
  • Patient second-level blocker with motor to try and chase down targets in space if needed
  • Good initial speed into routes
  • Opens his stride length for some separation speed on crossing routes
  • Sharpens focus despite body or hand traffic near the catch point
  • Recognizes man vs
  • zone coverage and will cut routes off and sink in space for his quarterback
  • Hands are supple and sure as pass catcher
Weaknesses
  • Routes are a little monotone and predictable
  • Doesn't create much leverage into breaks against man coverage, allowing defenders to stick to him
  • Production as pass-catcher has been limited
  • Needs to improve upper-body strength to handle rigors of NFL blocking
  • Takes inconsistent angles in cut-off blocks
  • Would benefit from learning to re-set hands in pass protection when giving up his frame
  • Doesn't lack toughness but could use a little more edge

 

 

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14 minutes ago, JC said:

Whu?

 

14 minutes ago, akiliMVP said:

What the fuck did we just do?!?!?

 

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Mixon in 2017, Bates in 2018 and Sample in 2019

 

 

Sure hope Sample lives up to expectations...

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25 minutes ago, akiliMVP said:

What the fuck did we just do?!?!?

I think the HC wants to be Fired in his first year!

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What a shit round. Get fleeced on a trade and then draft a projected 4th rounder. Dafuq? 

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Just now, Le Tigre said:

Is it possible to have a "system" when you haven't coached a game?  

 

 

 

Yes

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I didn't want Mack Wilson because he would have been a reach in the 2nd. I wish they had picked Mack Wilson. Round two was poo.

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4 minutes ago, oldschooler said:

 

 

 

Yes

Thanks. I feel better now about every person on this board's qualifications as well. 

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