Deebo Samuel reveals his plans for upcoming 2019 NFL Draft
The NFL recently announced the full list of players expected to attend the 2019 NFL Draft from Nashville on April 25 and 26 and one notable name from the SEC was absent on the list.
If you missed it, 11 players from the SEC will be in Nashville for the draft: Josh Allen, Deandre Baker, Josh Jacobs, Drew Lock, D.K. Metcalf, Montez Sweat, Jawaan Taylor, Jonah Williams, Quinnen Williams, Devin White and Greedy Williams will all be there but South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel will not be in Nashville.
According to the Gamecock great, he would rather spend time with his family back home.
“Will be watching the draft at home with my family and friends. They have played a part in this process so I’ll be in enjoying my moment with them on April 25-26,” Samuel tweeted out on Tuesday.
It will be interesting to see when the Gamecock receiver has his name called at the draft after racking up 2,230 total yards from scrimmage and 23 touchdowns in addition to the 1,219 return yards and four touchdowns Samuel scored on special teams during his four years at South Carolina. Not only is Samuel one of the top receivers in this draft class, but he’s also arguably the biggest special teams weapon on the board.
The NFL team that selects Samuel is likely locking up two spots in one as he looks to be a future star in the slot and on special teams in the NFL. One big name that’s already on the Deebo hype train is NFL analyst Brian Baldinger.