NFL Combine Measurements and Analysis on James Sample

Photo: Tim Haag/
Photo: Tim Haag/

A few days ago, I posted James Sample’s results from the NFL Combine in the tests he participated in. This one is a little different. This will show his measurements and the analysis on him from It also gives his grade, and what that number means as a projection for him as a pro.

Height: 6’2″

Arm Length: 32″

Weight: 209 lbs

Hands: 9 1/2″

Analysis from


Plays with good pursuit speed in chasing the the ball from sideline to sideline. Muscular, well-defined box safety. Proficient tackler in space. Gets downhill quickly and comes ready to tackle.


Has only one season as a full-time starter with relatively few reps under his belt from his days at Washington. Overreacts to play-fakes putting himself into precarious coverage shape. Instincts and awareness in coverage are lacking.

Click here to read more strengths and weaknesses for Sample on


Bernard Pollard


Physical box safety with good meat on the bones and a willingness to play physical football. Sample is stymied by his lack of football experience which plays into his lack of instincts and coverage talent at his position. Sample shows good play speed and ability to range, but needs more time to develop into a more complete player.

Grade from

5.18 – Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster

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