Former Ohio State star Curtis Samuel comes off board early in second round
The Carolina Panthers are going to break a lot of ankles. After drafting Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 overall, the Panthers gave Cam Newton another explosive option out of the backfield.
The Panthers selected Samuel at No. 40 overall in the 2017 NFL draft.
Samuel was a jack-of-all-trades guy for the Buckeyes in his junior season. He was the only player in the country to rack up at least 700 yards both rushing and receiving. The dynamic H-back finished his All-American season with 1,636 yards from scrimmage.
As Ohio State’s top offensive weapon, Samuel became the first player in program history to finish his career with 1,000 rushing and receiving yards. He accomplished that in just three seasons, as well.
Samuel doubled down on his productive junior season by tying what was then the fastest 40-yard dash by a B1G player at the combine (Jalen Myrick broke the record the next day).
The Brooklyn native will have a chance to take his versatile skill-set to the next level. And based on where he was drafted, he’ll have quite the partner in crime.