When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected the versatile Jaylen Samuels out of North Carolina State in the 5th round they received a tremendous player. For those who were wondering why he fell to the 5th, the answer is simple — he is the jack of all trades, yet the master at none.
In fact, it was tough for NFL Draft analysts to even pigeon hole Samuels into one position. While in college he lined up at running back, halfback, tight end and even wide receiver. If you watch any highlight reel on Samuels while in college you can see him all over the field.
If you haven’t done some homework on Samuels, it is worth your time. What the Steelers have in this versatile back is a player who is capable of not only breaking off big plays, but creating mismatches all over the field. He can run between the tackles, is able to get to the edge, can block and even runs very good routes for a running back.
He truly can do it all, but what did the Steelers have him working on throughout rookie minicamp? In an interview with the Steelers.com he said they had him primarily in the backfield, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be lining up elsewhere throughout the offseason and gearing up to the regular season.
Samuels spoke about how he enjoys route running, and how he is excited to learn from one of the best in Le’Veon Bell, but the best part of the interview, by far, is Samuels talking about his ability to get the ball in open space — after all, he has been doing it for a long time.
Check out the complete interview below to get a glimpse of one of the four offensive players who are now a part of the high-flying Steelers offense.
Jaylen Samuels talks about his draft day experience, his versatility and how he intends to learn from Le'Veon Bell. pic.twitter.com/u3Q6AVFhJR— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 15, 2018
In case you haven’t seen what Samuels can do on the football field, check out the highlight reel below...it is worth your time.