2018 NFL Draft

Lanear Sampson, WR

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 204 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
04/30/2013 - Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Undrafted Free Agents...Sampson, 5-11, 205 pounds, played in all 51 games for Baylor and recorded 165 receptions for 1,905 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. His 165 receptions rank fifth in school history and he finished his collegiate career with a 43-game reception streak, which ranked second nationally at the end of 2012. Sampson capped his collegiate career with a senior season which included career highs of 52 catches for 646 yards and six touchdowns. - Colts.com

03/28/2013 - 2013 Baylor Pro Day: Lanear Sampson, WR (5-11 1/8, 201) - Sampson ran the 40-yard dash just once, getting timed in 4.33 seconds (his official time at the combine was 4.46 seconds). He stood on the rest of his combine numbers. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/09/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Lanear Sampson (WR), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Baylor football

11/25/2012 - WR Lanear Sampson extended his streak of games with at least one catch to 41 in a row with five receptions for 91 yards against Texas Tech.

07/09/2012 - Top-five Baylor prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. WR Lanear Sampson (5-11, 200)...While Terrance Williams will receive most of the pub, don't forget about Baylor's "other" receiver, because NFL scouts haven't and won't next April. Sampson isn't as well-rounded or talented as Williams, but, entering their senior seasons, he has more career catches (111) and starts (32) than Williams, recording at least one reception in every game he has started at Baylor. Sampson was a three-star recruit out of Dallas and chose the Bears over Nebraska and Oklahoma State. After redshirting in 2008, he started a combined 21 games as a freshman and sophomore, finishing with 71 catches for 687 yards and two scores. Sampson had his best season in 2011 as a junior, collecting 42 catches for 572 yards and three touchdowns, but look for him to improve on his numbers again in 2012. He isn't the biggest or strongest, but he plays larger than he looks and isn't afraid to get physical against defenders in man coverage. Sampson plays a little wild and needs to tighten his routes and really focus on his cuts in-and-out of his breaks. His speed is rumored to be in the 4.38-4.45 range and it shows on film, running away from defenders at times, but also believing too much in his athletic ability. Sampson isn't a guarantee to be drafted in 2013, but he is worth checking out and is expected to have more of a role as a senior and fourth-year starter. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com