Curtis Samuel didn’t have a decision to make. It was made for him.
The Ohio State running back is working with the wide receivers this week at the NFL Combine.
“The NFL chose what position they wanted me to play,” Samuel said. “It didn’t really matter to me whether it was running back or receiver. I definitely have to show them that I can run good routes and also catch the ball.”
Despite the designation, Samuel still considers himself part receiver, part running back..
“I can’t say I feel like a full-time receiver still, just because of my running back background,” he said. “I love to run the ball. I love to catch the ball. I say I’m both. I’m still a hybrid.”
There was one other choice he had to make, whether to leave Ohio State a year early, and he said he struggled with it.
“It definitely was a tough decision to come out,” he said. “I talked to my parents every day, plus my coaches and my friends. Just a bunch of people that were a part of the decision. It was pretty hard. It came down to the last day. I had mixed emotions about it all the way through. But I felt it was right for me to come out for the draft.”