Full Name: Shelton Sampson School: Northwestern
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 225 40: 4.65
Pos: Nice sized ball carrier with solid instincts. Runs with good lean, sees the field and has a burst. Powerful, picks up yardage off initial contact or carries the pile. Breaks several tackles during a single handoff. Solid receiver out of the backfield.
Neg: Best between tackle and does not have the speed to get around the corner. Work ethic has been questioned.
Analysis: A small school player with plenty of potential for the next level, Sampson shows flashes of ability. Now takes over the reins as Northwestern State's feature ball carrier and a good senior campaign coupled with solid pre-draft interviews will improve his grade.