The San Francisco 49ers made a total of eight picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, two of which are now ranked in the top 15 of their draft class based on their performance through three full seasons by NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks. The list included a total of 15 elite-level players.
Originally a Day 2 draft pick, Samuel captured the attention of the league with his breakout 2021-2022 season. You will often hear the term “wide back” being used to describe Samuel and that is because he was a dual threat last year finishing with 14 regular season touchdowns combined through the air and on the ground and added an additional two scores in the playoffs. Samuel also recorded 1,770 all-purpose yards which ranked third in the NFL on his way to earning first-team All-Pro honors for the first time. His explosiveness and ability to function as both a wide receiver and running back gave the 49ers’ offense a unique level of versatility.