While Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray generated most of the attention in Norman in 2018, he was not without help as Oklahoma's fantastic offensive line was deemed the best in all of college football, taking home the esteemed Joe Moore Award.
Every one of the Sooners' starting offensive line is expected to hear his name called in the NFL draft eventually, with Samia arguably the most consistent of the bunch over the past four seasons.
Regarded as one of the top prep offensive linemen in the country when he signed with the Sooners out of the talent-rich state of California, Samia earned immediate playing time, starting nine games as a true freshman at right tackle.
He was moved inside as a sophomore, spending most of the next three seasons there, starting 52 games in all and all but 10 of them inside. Samia earned All-Big 12 recognition each of his final three seasons, including First Team accolades as a senior and some All-American honors, as well as a trip to the Senior Bowl.
Big, physical and nasty, Samia is the type of offensive linemen every fan base is hoping their club will add - but will just as likely hate if he joins a rival.
Physically imposing with combative playing style likely to earn approval from OL coaches (and fans). Forged-by-fire four-year starting right guard with some experience at tackle with just enough length (33") and agility to slide outside in a pinch. Quicker than his average 40-yard dash time suggests, zipping to the second level and zagging to latch onto defenders once there. Looks to intimidate, driving opponents into the turf when he can.
Samia is not as functionally powerful as his frame suggests, too often resorting to 'rassling with sporadic hand placement and footwork that can leave him off-balanced. Inconsistent pad level can leave him surrendering ground to bull rushers. Does display a quick temper and needs to keep his emotions in check.
Projection: Third Round
--Field Level Media