The Carolina Panthers add another offensive weapon for quarterback Cam Newton.
With the 40th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Panthers draft Ohio State wide receiver Curtis Samuel. The pick is just another super-fast player to give Newton another deep threat with first round selection Christian McCaffrey.
Samuel had a nice combine as he had the second fastest 40-yard dash to go on his draft card. What Samuel brings is a deep threat that can help the offense get back to the position they were a few years ago as a Super Bowl contender.
Came into draft thinking CAR should add quick-twitch, explosiveness on offense. Christian McCaffrey & Curtis Samuel. Mission accomplished.
— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) April 28, 2017
— NFL (@NFL) April 28, 2017
The additions of McCaffrey and now Samuel, the Panthers get what they need, speed to stretch the field. Don’t be surprised to see both lined up, with McCaffrey in the slot and giving the team a mismatch in the secondary with star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen to group together.
With the additions on offense in both the first two picks for the Panthers, we will likely see a defensive run for the team in the next couple rounds.
Welcome to Carolina Curtis and we look forward to seeing you stretch the field on Sunday’s!