Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013 Season Countdown: #92 Dan Samuelson

Dan Samuelson (#74)
Name: Dan Samuelson
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 290 lbs.
High school: Plymouth (IN) Plymouth
Position: Offensive guard
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Samuelson was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 59.

Samuelson was once committed to Pitt. Then Nebraska. Then Michigan. If his measurements were accurate coming out of high school, he has the size to be an early impact player. However, he lacks experience in a pro-style blocking system and some refinement when it comes to both run and pass blocking. As you might have discovered via my TTB Ratings, I think Samuelson is the least talented of Michigan's six incoming freshman linemen, but he does have some potential. Since freshman linemen usually redshirt, I think it's very likely that he stays on the sideline this year.

Prediction: Redshirt


  1. I see you gave him a grade of a 59, which means he could be a decent backup..My question is do you think he grades higher if he was to commit to a lower ranked Big Ten team or MAC level? If so what grade?

    1. Grades are dependent on competition, other players on the roster, etc. They are not hard and fast like Rivals, Scout, ESPN, etc. It's impossible to say how he would grade out if he had committed to another team, because he might fit at a different position, higher or lower on the depth chart, etc.

  2. Love the countdown. Keep up the good work Thunder.

  3. Thank for the work! Is it possible to put your rating on in these countdowns as well, to see how did you do in the past? Say if you have someone graded a 60 but he becomes a top 5 guy, then you'd know you missed a big one? I know it's probably the other way around, but just a thought.