Despite having to wait until Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft, Stanford Samuels III finally got his phone call. The lengthy defensive back has plus ball skills but his lack of speed at the Combine likely contributed to his fall out of the draft. Samuels III was a solid player for the Seminoles during his career in Tallahassee, but he never made the elite impact you’d hope for. However, some of that could be attributed to the questionable coaching he received.
But all of that is behind him now. Samuels (6’1, 187 lbs.) signed as an undrafted free agent Friday afternoon, picking the Green Bay Packers to start his NFL career. The former composite four-star will get the opportunity to showcase his skills and show teams why they made a mistake passing on him in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Samuels III was a legacy recruit for the ’Noles, choosing to play in Tallahassee over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, and more. His father Stanford Samuels was a fan favorite, who went undrafted in the 2004 NFL draft but had a solid career in the Canadian Football League from 2005-2010.