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NFL.com: Deebo Samuel meeting with six teams this week

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel shows his talents during NFL Pro Timing Day at USC

Coach Will Muschamp says what Deebo Samuel does and how he is off the field is what others are talking about.
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Coach Will Muschamp says what Deebo Samuel does and how he is off the field is what others are talking about.

Former star South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel is reportedly staying busy less than a month out from the NFL draft.

He told NFL.com he has various meetings and workouts with six teams this week. Samuel was at South Carolina’s Pro Day last week, but did not speak to media after.

“In the past week, Samuel has dined with the Chargers, met with the Buccaneers and worked out for the Bengals and Saints,” NFL.com’s Jeremy Bergman wrote. “Next up: a workout with the Titans on Wednesday. He has an official visit with the Cowboys booked, as well.”

Samuel didn’t do testing at the pro day, standing with his 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. He did go through position drills and fielded punts.

He told the website he tried to talk to as many teams as he could in Columbia, where representatives of all 32 franchises were present.

“Whenever I had a chance to talk to anybody, I was an open book,” Samuel said. “At this point, after Senior Bowl and the combine, I feel like I’ve met with all 32 teams so they have a picture of what kind of player and what kind of person I am. As far as getting to know me, they already know everything they need to know.”

When healthy his last few seasons, he was a dynamic all-around playmaker. He was a force the first three games of 2017 before a broken bone ended his season and ultimately brought him back to school. He finished his senior season with 62 catches, 882 yards and receiving 11 touchdowns.

In addition to his 2,076 receiving yards, he added seven career scores on the ground, four as a returner and one as a special teams gunner.

He’s currently projected to go in the second round by CBS Sports as the No. 52 prospect in the draft. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah has him as the No. 47 prospect.

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