2017 NFL Draft Prospect: Curtis Samuel
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In 2016, the NFL saw a rise in the utilization of multi-skill players who can play out of the backfield or run routes as a receiver. Tyreek Hill and Ty Montgomery immediately come to mind. Additionally, running backs such as David Johnson and Le’Veon Bell are catching the ball with such frequency that they would be legitimate fantasy assets even if they only received credit for receiving production. NFL offensive coordinators are evolving, and these types of players are in demand. There is a player in this year’s draft who is ready-made for this type of hybrid role: Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel.