According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos will host former South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel for a top-30 pre-draft visit today.
The Broncos are holding top 30 pre-draft visits tonight and tomorrow with South Carolina WR/returner Deebo Samuel and Texas CB Kris Boyd. Missouri QB Drew Lock also scheduled to be in. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 8, 2019
Deebo is a 5’11”, 214lb wide receiver who played his college ball at South Carolina. He ran a 4.48 40-time at the NFL Scouting Combine, jumped 39 inches, and is considered one of the top wide receivers in the draft.
Samuel played four seasons at South Carolina was one of the nations top wide receivers during that span. During his four-year career at South Carolina, Deebo totaled 148 receptions for 2,076 yards, and 16 touchdowns. This past year, Samuel totaled 62 receptions for 882 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
His game doesn’t end there, Samuel is also a kick return threat. During his four-year career at South Carolina, Samuel’s totaled 42 kick returns for 1,219 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
Here is what The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs had to day about wide receiver, Deebo Samuel.
Deebo Samuel is a potent weapon with the football in his hands, he’s effective in winning against press coverage, has the speed to strain off coverage and is sudden and creative after the catch. That said, Samuel projects best into an offense that can feature him in additional ways, whether that’s from the slot, as a move/chess piece and especially in the return game. Not a volume receiver but a speedy threat that will hold secondaries honest. Health willing, a big play creator.
Deebo is in play for the Broncos second-round selection and would be an excellent addition to the teams young receiving group. He would be an instant starter at slot and could also be an instant producer for the Broncos offense.
He’s a YAC weapon so just giving him the ball in space could lead to a big play. He also can kill two birds with one stone by also being the Broncos kick returner. He has four career kick returns and while that is something we see very rarely in the NFL these days, it’s just another added weapon to the team.