Titans hold virtual meeting with FSU CB Asante Samuel Jr.

It’s officially virtual meeting season for the 2021 NFL Draft, and I’ve been busy confirming a bunch of virtual prospect meetings for the Titans over at my Twitter account, and I have another juicy one to report here:

Samuel totaled 97 tackles, 29 pass break-ups and four interceptions while playing in 31 career games for the Seminoles.

Samuel entered the 2020 campaign with some question marks about his ability to get his hands on the football (one interception in 23 career games prior to 2020) but he quickly put those doubts to bed by recording an impressive three picks in just eight games this past season.

On tape, Samuel is a solid corner that clearly has a natural feel for the game and position. As you probably know, Samuel is the son of 2x Super Bowl winner and 4x Pro Bowl selection Asante Samuel. He grew up around the game and it shows on film.

He plays with terrific patience and sees routes as they develop. He is a quick-footed corner that FSU trusted to cover his man without much help. Samuel is a bit undersized at 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, but he played both outside and at the nickel in college.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson recently discussed the need to play better coverage in 2021. The team is meeting with some of the top cornerbacks in this class (they also met with Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II).

We certainly don’t blame them.

Author: Justin MeloSenior Writer, Interviewer and Podcaster for Broadway Sports covering the Tennessee Titans and NFL draft. For more than five years, Justin Melo has professionally covered all things NFL draft and Titans for The Draft Network, SB Nation and USA Today. Best known for his Interview Series with NFL draft prospects, Justin has interviewed more than 500 NFL players. Co-host of the Music City Audible podcast alongside Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom).

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