Panthers take Curtis Samuel 40th overall, add to team speed

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The Panthers added some more speed in the second round, and another guy without an easily defined position.

With the 40th overall pick, the Panthers took Ohio State running back/receiver Curtis Samuel.

Samuel ran a 4.31-second 40 at the Scouting Combine, and they were in desperate need of speed on offense after losing Ted Ginn again in free agency.

Samuel probably projects more as a receiver, and the pressure is now on offensive coordinator Mike Shula to help “evolve” an offense that grew stagnant.