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Oklahoma Sooners Football - 2019 NFL Draft Profile: Dru Samia

The Joe Moore Award Winner is projected to be drafted in the fourth round.

Samia stares into the camera after demolishing a defensive lineman Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Another one of the Oklahoma Sooners’ vaunted offensive lineman is up for grabs this April in the 2019 NFL Draft. All but one of Bill Bedenbaugh’s starting hogmollies are expected to be drafted, and that includes 2018 Joe Moore Award winner Dru Samia. One could say that Samia’s stock has been going up since he was a freshman, winning out during his senior year by earning second-team All-American from the AP in addition to first-team All-Big 12 honors. Samia originally started his career at right tackle after replacing a less than stellar Josiah St. John after the Red River Rivalry, but he later moved inside to right guard where his talents were better served.

NFL Combine Results

40 Yard Dash: 5.29 seconds

Bench Press: 28 reps

Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches

Broad Jump: 101 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.89 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.7 seconds

According to NFL Scouts and their view on prospects, they likened Samia to Wes Schweitzer, a current Atlanta Falcon. The report on Samia is that he is an incredible vocal leader and has four years of starting experience, unlike several linemen in DI football. Scouts liked that he was very athletic and that he possesses great foot quickness to stay at guard — especially on counter plays. The only downside that was referenced was Samia’s strength and control regarding the point of attack that he would need in order to make an NFL impact. Evaluators love his zone blocking and his fluid hips, mentioning his athleticism frequently, but want him to be consistent on his show of strength and power.

Draft Projections

Just like several of the offensive linemen at Oklahoma, the results for draft projections are not entirely consistent. Scouts gave Samia a rating of 5.60, labeling him at a chance to become an NFL starter with the right team and scheme/blocking philosophy. Walter Football has rated Samia as the No. 18 offensive lineman as well as CBS Sports rated Samia has the 27th-best OL. That being said, it should be no surprise if Samia is taken between rounds 4-7, but it may not accurately reflect each evaluation placed on the Joe Moore Award Winners for 2018. If you’d like to see more on evaluation on Dru Samia from NFL Scouts, visit: https://www.nfl.com/prospects/dru-samia?id=32195341-4d03-1944-4710-58ebf1a89b9c

Dru Samia Highlights