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Nebraska Football: Samori Toure is undoubtedly NFL-ready

Another game, another Nebraska Football touchdown for Samori Toure. As Nebraska throttled Northwestern by a 56-7 score, he had another good game.

He caught two catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. The 70-yard touchdown was his longest catch of the evening. The throw from Adrian Martinez was absolutely beautiful. For Toure, was his third 100-yard receiving game of the season.

The wideout certainly made the most of his two catches, and he continued to show why he is the most explosive receiver on the roster.

When you look at his body of work this season as well as the types of catches he has made, there is no doubt that he is ready for the NFL. His play style would fit the NFL quite nicely. He is a very good route-runner and runs them cleanly. It also seems like he has a solid awareness of where the defenders are at all times.

He also possesses a deep-that ability. We have seen that a bunch of times over the course of the past couple of weeks. He can get downfield and gain separation quickly.

With the pass-first direction that the NFL  is trending towards, Toure would definitely be able to fit right in. I could see him establishing himself as a nice role player for a pass-first team. I don’t expect him to become the next Jerry Rice. I would not be surprised if he is able to find a solid role as a third-down receiver.

Toure also has solid size. Measuring in at six-foot-three, 180 pounds, he is the perfect size for an outside receiver. The athleticism he possesses would fit well in today’s NFL.  Teams are looking for big-play receivers now more than ever. He certainly fits that bill.

As it stands right now, he has 23 catches for 483 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 21 yards per catch, which just explains how much of a weapon he is. He is undoubtedly one of the best receivers in the Big Ten.

Personally, I think he is ready for the NFL. We will have to see how the rest of the 2021 season shakes out. However, he has all the intangibles to be a productive player in the league, I’ll be interested to see what team he is on when the time comes. With the way Adrian Martinez is playing, this is the perfect time for Toure to continue building his football resume.

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