GMFB’s Peter Schrager mocks CB Asante Samuel Jr. to Bills

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The Buffalo Bills moves have left few holes on the roster. However, another mock draft reveals that the No. 2 cornerback spot opposite Tre’Davious White is a spot where the Bills could stand to improve.

Peter Schrager of NFL Network’s Good Morning Football sees Buffalo taking cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. in his most recent mock draft. The Florida State product would instantly compete with Levi Wallace and Dane Jackson for first-team reps. Here’s Schrager’s analysis of the pick:

Samuel can play multiple positions in the defensive backfield and had an outstanding season in 2020, giving up just 179 yards in eight games, per PFF. He also had an impressive pro day to back up the solid career in Tallahassee.

Samuel Jr. intercepted a career-best three passes during the 2020 campaign with the Seminoles. In three seasons, Samuel, Jr. was credited with 29 passes defensed. He was named a First-Team All-ACC player for his work during last year.

Samuel Jr. plays well in man coverage, and he can be relied upon to work one-on-one against receivers. The Draft Network highlights Samuel Jr. could improve upon zone coverage and working on some technical aspects of his game. However, he would have a veteran crew of players in the secondary to learn from if Samuel Jr. were to land in Buffalo. His ability to start right away could give the Bills one of the most complete starting secondary units in the league.

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