NFL Draft: 5 best second-round options for the Washington Redskins
If Samuel is on the board in the second round, the Redskins should hesitate to pick him. He’s a great, versatile receiver with great speed and route-running ability and should be one of the safer picks in the draft.
Samuel was both a burner at Georgia and a fantastic red-zone route runner. Despite having a smaller 5-11 frame, Samuel was able to become a red-zone weapon, as he uses his excellent footwork and quick get off and speed to find space to catch touchdowns. He’s a non-traditional red-zone weapon, and that should translate to the NFL level pretty easily.
Samuel will have the ability to play pretty much any position in the receiving corps. He can play outside and he could occupy the slot. Simply put, there’s a lot he can do and not a lot that he can’t do. He has the upside needed to be a high-end No. 2 target in an offense and could be a temporary No. 1 receiver in Washington. He has a high floor, and should be a solid weapon in some way, shape or form.
The potential of landing Samuel in the second round is exactly what the Redskins should target a pass catcher at this juncture. There are plenty of players with upside in Round 2, and Samuel represents the best of them. Hopefully, the ‘Skins recognize this and target the position with their first Day 2 pick.