Jaylen Samuels is the bane of my existence on the Steelers roster. He offers nothing for the team; he lacks the vision and burst to run effectively, and his hands are suspect for a player that is lauded for his catching ability. The Steelers would be wise to move on from him, as they could allow rookie Anthony McFarland to see his snaps and move a player like Wendall Smallwood up from the practice squad.
To be fair, the compensation wouldn’t be high, anything more than a conditional late 2022 draft pick would be a surprise, but considering this would lead to more snaps for McFarland, that is almost a free pick. Say a team offers a conditional 6th round in 2022 that turns into a seventh based on playing time. That gives the Steelers an additional late rounder to help move around if they need to then. Considering they aren’t getting anything out of Samuels, this move would make a lot of sense.
As well, the Steelers could package a pick and Samuels for a player. Again, his value isn’t great, but a team that needs some running back depth could take him in exchange for a slightly lower draft pick. Don’t expect a blockbuster move involving him, but it would be wise to move him. The team has players ready to take over for him and they would get some sort of compensation for him.