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    Steelers starting to sign their rookie draft picks

    Steelers sign fifth-round pick Jaylen Samuels

    Posted by Josh Alper on May 9, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT

    Running back Jaylen Samuels is the first member of the Steelers’ 2018 draft class to sign a contract with the team.

    The Steelers announced that Samuels, who was selected in the fifth round with the 165th overall selection, agreed to a four-year deal on Wednesday. The Steelers drafted seven players overall last month.

    Samuels caught 201 passes and ran the ball 182 times over four years at North Carolina State, which led Steelers coach Mike Tomlin to call him “a versatile guy” after the draft. N.C. State assistant Eddie Faulkner went so far as to compare Samuels to the versatile guy the Steelers have used at running back for the last five years.

    “He’s very similar to a Le’Veon [Bell], to be honest with you,” Faulkner said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He’s a really good receiver. He can run the ball. He does a lot of things well.”

    Comparing Samuels to Bell may be a stretch, but Samuels will get a chance to prove otherwise with more reps up for grabs as long as Bell stays away from the team this offseason in his ongoing push for a new contract.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/09/steelers-sign-fifth-round-pick-jaylen-samuels/
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    hopefully hes not too much like bell
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    and proving it every year.........

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    Get him in there! He's going to get a lot of work early on.

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    I was about to call Samuels the poor mans Bell before the draft. He doesn't have Bells instincts and vision...nor his speed. But he is a jack of all trades and he may have better hands. He does it all and he is good at it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I was about to call Samuels the poor mans Bell before the draft. He doesn't have Bells instincts and vision...nor his speed. But he is a jack of all trades and he may have better hands. He does it all and he is good at it all.
    Bell doesn't have speed...His longest gain in the last 2 years is 19 yards...That's the 1 thing Bell DOESN'T have

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    If Samuels is slower than Bell, that's not encouraging.

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    Samuels ran a 4.54 at the combine...not bad at all for his size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I was about to call Samuels the poor mans Bell before the draft. He doesn't have Bells instincts and vision...nor his speed. But he is a jack of all trades and he may have better hands. He does it all and he is good at it all.
    Bells hands are pretty good. Can't wait to see what this kid can do.

    I thought Conner had decent hands but the NFL ball comes a little faster and is a little slicker. Hopefully he can make the roster and contribute this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
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    I thought Conner had decent hands but the NFL ball comes a little faster and is a little slicker. Hopefully he can make the roster and contribute this year.
    Silly rabbit ... not if you just let a little of the air out of the ball!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    Silly rabbit ... not if you just let a little of the air out of the ball!!
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    Forced patriotism is an oxymoron.

    A government leader proclaiming that citizens have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or else they shouldn't be in the country sounds more like a mandated decree from a totalitarian dictator like Kim Jong Un rather than the leader of the Free World.

    Our ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right, and any attempt by our government to squash this freedom is what is truly dishonoring the liberty that our Star Spangled Banner symbolizes.

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