• LSU
  • LSU Tigers
    Signed - 12/21/2022

Shelton Sampson Jr.

  • Pos WR
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 181

Prospect Info

  • High School Catholic
  • City Baton Rouge, LA
  • Class 2023

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94

247Sports Composite®

0.9621

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  • LSU 100%
    7 High
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Scouting Report

Evaluated 11/03/2022

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks National Scouting Analyst

Comparison

Denzel Mims New York Jets

Tall, lean, natural athlete with a somewhat narrow core but ample frame space to add needed mass and strength. Plays with a fluid, graceful physiology that is simply too advanced for the majority of his high school opponents.

Strong production as a senior with statistical evidence of volume and big-play juice alike. Averaged six-plus catches, about 90 yards, and 1.3 TD catches per game during 10-game regular season.

Owns a multi-sport profile with basketball and limited track and field experience. Ran an 11.29 100 and high jumped 5-9 during spring of junior year.

Moves faster than he might appear to the naked eye. Easy, smooth stride and run-after-catch style sometimes semi-mask good top gear.

Especially dangerous when allowed a free release. Above average initial explosiveness for a wideout of his size / length. Exceptionally long gait that builds speed more quickly than expected. Can separate if you let him behind you. Consistent deep-ball threat with tracking / concentration skill to accompany functional athleticism.

Shows good timing and instincts as a jump-ball high pointer. Size and athleticism combine with that technical acumen to overwhelm smaller defenders in single-coverage 50-50 scenarios. Particularly dangerous in the red zone.

Large catch radius that can bail out his QB when needed. Shows awareness to leak to space in zone and present to QB. Excellent goal-line fade target who produces surprising close-quarter separation relative to size / movement patterns.

Needs to get stronger. Base and core could use more mass / strength, while hands can get more consistent / strong. Occasionally peskier DBs get inside his frame and hand-fight the ball away, so catch-point combat skill can improve.

Can more consistently make use of his clear physical advantages vs. smaller defenders. Willing perimeter blocker and plays with a good motor at all times, but adding strength will help in consistency in the outside run game.

Gifted natural wideout with immense long-term upside given physical tools and functional athleticism displayed over multiple seasons. Could potentially provide early snaps at the high-major level. Should become an eventual impact starter with the long-term ceiling to develop into an early-round NFL Draft candidate.

Athletic Background

Also has played basketball and competed in track and field as a junior.
Ran junior 100-meter times of 11.29 and 11.57, along with high jumping 5-9 and 5-8, in Spring 2022. The 5-8 high jump placed 11th at the Louisiana Indoor Championships in Feb. 2022.
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2021: As a junior, helped Catholic to a 12-1 record and the Louisiana Division I state title.
2020: Helped Catholic to a 9-2 record and the Louisiana Division I state championship as a sophomore.
2019: Helped Catholic to a 12-1 record and a Louisiana Division I state runner-up finish as a freshman.

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