Chargers’ interest in CB Asante Samuel, Jr. heating up

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The Chargers will be looking to bolster the cornerback room in this year’s draft, and they could have their eyes set on a specific player to do so.

According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, Los Angeles has not only had a pre-draft meeting with former Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. once, but twice.

A lot of the meetings, which are all done virtually this year due to COVID-19, are to be taken with a grain of salt. However, when a team meets with a prospect two times, it indicates they’re clearly on their radar.

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In three years at Florida State, Samuel Jr. finished with 97 total tackles (71 solo), three tackles for loss, four interceptions, 29 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Despite being a tad undersized to NFL standards, Samuel Jr. is a complete cover corner who excels in man coverage with mirror-match skills, foot quickness, reactive athleticism and reliability in run support, projecting as a starter on the outside who can kick inside.

Samuel Jr. projects as a top-50 selection.