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49ers’ Deebo Samuel reveals why he doesn’t study other receivers

Jan 28, 2022 at 3:02 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver and sometimes running back, Deebo Samuel, spoke with reporters after Friday's practice before traveling to Southern California for Sunday's NFC Championship Game matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Samuel has noted in the past that he doesn't spend a whole lot of time studying other NFL wideouts. On Friday, he was asked why that is.

"There's not another receiver in this league that plays like me and do the things that I do," Samuel answered. "So I don't see the need to watch anybody that don't do the things that I do."

Samuel isn't exaggerating. It would be difficult to find another NFL receiver who is as versatile of an offensive weapon as Samuel. The third-year player had 77 receptions, 59 rushing attempts, and even threw a touchdown pass this season.

Samuel led the team with 1,405 receiving yards while adding 365 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns (six receiving, eight rushing) through 16 games. His eight rushing touchdowns led the team. In addition, he has six catches for 82 yards and a rushing touchdown through the team's two playoff games.

The 49ers hope Samuel's dynamic play is enough to help beat the Rams on Sunday, sending San Francisco to its second Super Bowl in three years.

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