Asante Samuel

Asante Samuel

24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Chargers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There's a lot riding on Samuel in his fourth professional season as the cash-strapped Chargers let multi-year starter Michael Davis leave via free agency and didn't select any rookie defensive backs until Day 3 of the 2024 draft. As a result, the 24-year-old will be the team's most experienced starting cornerback despite struggling frequently in 2023 as the de-facto top option, when he logged 63 tackles and two picks in 17 regular-season contests. A Jim Harbaugh-led defense has typically been successful in the NFL, but it'll be interesting to see if Samuel's abilities at corner will prove up to the task. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.22 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2021.
Disappoints in second season
CBLos Angeles Chargers
January 12, 2023
Samuel finished the 2022-23 season with 57 tackles (48 solo), one tackle for loss, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 11 passes defended across 17 games.
ANALYSIS
Samuel served as the Chargers' No. 1 corner after J.C. Jackson suffered a season-ending knee injury in late October. The 23-year-old had a disappointing second season, recording the same amount of pass deflections and interceptions as he did during his rookie year despite playing in five more games, while also allowing a team-high six touchdowns. While the potential is there, Samuel has struggled with consistency but will look to try and put it all together going into his third season.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Asante Samuel's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
180 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.09 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
30.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2022
2021
Samuel emerged as a capable starter in Year 2 and was forced into the role of top cornerback after the injury to J.C. Jackson in Week 7. While the 23-year-old hasn't developed into the opportunistic playmaker his father was, he hasn't been a weak link either as he's posted back-to-back seasons with 11 pass breakups. Samuel could end up playing primarily in the slot if both Jackson and Michael Davis are healthy to begin the season, but his flexibility as a boundary corner has been critical when the Chargers suffer their yearly rash of injuries.
Samuel recorded 43 tackles and two interceptions in what was an injury-bugged rookie campaign as he missed a total of five games due to two separate concussions. Heading into 2022, Samuel is likely to overtake veteran Michael Davis' outside cornerback duties while offseason signing Bryce Callahan slides into the vacacted slot corner role. Los Angeles also signed second-team All-Pro cornerback J.C. Jackson, who figures to handle opposing teams' No. 1 receivers throughout the course of the season.
Samuel fills a direct need at corner after the loss of Casey Hayward, but the second-round pick may need some time before he gets completely acclimated to the NFL game.
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Two passes defended in loss
CBLos Angeles Chargers
October 24, 2022
Samuel recorded four assisted tackles and two passes defended during Sunday's 37-23 loss to the Seahawks.
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Not in line to start
CBLos Angeles Chargers
August 21, 2022
Samuel appears to be losing ground on the starting outside cornerback role opposite J.C. Jackson, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Set for return
CBLos Angeles Chargers
December 24, 2021
Samuel (concussion) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans.
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Full participant in practice
CBLos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 22, 2021
Samuel (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session.
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Inactive Thursday
CBLos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 16, 2021
Samuel (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Kansas City.
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