Sammy Seamster played CB and S for Middle Tennessee State. He never became a star in college, but he’s got NFL potential.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder was clocked at 4.44 seconds at MTSU’s Pro Day in March. He has been timed in the upper 4.3s in other workouts. Seamster also has an impressive broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches) and vertical jump (35 inches).
Seamster played safety, cornerback and nickelback at MTSU. Primarily as a cornerback, he posted a career-high 33 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception last season, and he played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.
The Eagles are interested.
Seamster does not recall what his final answer was to that question or many others, but he did get positive vibes from all his visits to NFL team facilities, including the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. The New England Patriots also came to see Seamster in Murfreesboro, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens have recently shown interest.
And you have to think Chip Kelly would like this nugget.
His character should count as a plus in his draft evaluations. MTSU’s 2013 weight-lifter of the year, Seamster never missed a single workout in his five years with the Blue Raiders, according to strength coach Jason Spray.
“Sammy was always there. Never missed a workout in his whole career. Not one,” Spray said. “He’s that guy, just an absolute gym rat.”
Spray recalls Seamster and fellow MTSU cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap spending extra time working out last summer with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, who trains with Spray in the offseason.
“You’d go in there on the Fourth of July, and Sammy, Cary and Gilstrap would be in there working out,” Spray said. “Sammy just wants to be the hardest working guy there.”
Ain’t got no time for sconces.