The Denver Broncos recently had a virtual pre-draft visit with Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., according to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo.
Samuel (5-10, 184 pounds) is the son of former NFL cornerback Asante Samuel Sr., who played for the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. Senior won two Super Bowls and earned four Pro Bowl nods during his 13-year career, totaling 164 pass breakups and 51 interceptions.
Junior recorded 97 tackles, 29 pass breakups, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in three seasons (31 games) at FSU. He earned first-team All-ACC honors last fall.
Samuel is the fifth-best cornerback in this year’s class, according to Luke Easterling’s rankings for Draft Wire.
Even after signing Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller during free agency, the Broncos might still target cornerbacks in the NFL draft. Fuller and Bryce Callahan are scheduled to become 30-year-old unrestricted free agents in 2022, so Denver needs to begin planning for the future.
In addition to Samuel, the Broncos have also met (virtually) with Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley multiple times this offseason.