2017 NFL Draft Reaction: Curtis Samuel Goes to the Carolina Panthers
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Curtis Samuel was drafted 40th overall by the Carolina Panthers and will catch passes from Cam Newton. An offensive weapon in the mold of Tyreek Hill, Samuel should add an explosive element to the Panthers offense. With the addition of Christian McCaffrey in the first round, it’s clear the Panthers are changing their offensive philosophy. At a minimum, Samuel looks to fill a deep threat role with both Corey Brown and Ted Ginn moving on in free agency. His speed along with his ability to run the ball will surely cause mismatches for a Carolina team in need of playmakers. The health and history of Cam Newton will play an important role in the success of Samuel in his rookie year. I’ll get more into the Panthers below, but here is the profile of the player they just added.