Nebraska wide receiver Samori Toure is a fast-rising NFL Draft prospect. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds with a 1.64 10-yard split at the Cornhuskers’ Pro Day workout. Additionally, he recorded a 34-inch vertical leap, a 10’4″ broad jump, a 4.22 20-yard shuttle, and a 6.77 three-cone drill.
Samori Toure receiving NFL interest
Five NFL teams have displayed the most interest in Toure, according to league sources: the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers.
At 6’0 7/8″ and 191 pounds, Toure combines speed, athleticism, and size. The Montana transfer and Portland, Oregon native was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and Nebraska Wide Receiver of the Year.
A former All-Big Sky selection, Toure set a Cornhuskers record with five 100-yard receiving games last season. He led the team with 46 catches for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns. He had the second-highest yards per catch in Nebraska history, averaging 19.5 yards per catch for a receiver with at least 40 catches in a season.
Toure ranked second nationally with two 70-yard receptions, third with four 60-yard receptions, and fifth with five 50-yard catches. He led the Big Ten and ranked 17th in the country in yards per reception and was sixth in the conference in receiving yards.
At Montana, Toure was one of the top receivers in the FCS ranks and was named to multiple All-American teams. He caught 155 passes for 2,488 yards and 20 touchdowns before transferring.
As a junior, Toure led the Big Sky and was second in the FCS with a school record of 1,495 receiving yards on 87 receptions. In the final six games, he had 905 yards, 48 catches, and 10 receiving touchdowns. Now, Toure heads to the NFL after excelling for one season in the Big Ten.