Carolina Panthers: 4 possible trade partners for Curtis Samuel

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Wide receiver Curtis Samuel has been the subject of trade speculation heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, but which teams could be in the market.

Curtis Samuel could be the odd one out in the Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver room. This has come with some trade speculation regarding the player this offseason.

The 23-year-old has performed well since he was taken in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Panthers out of Ohio State. Samuel has 108 receptions from 196 targets during his career to date. This has seen the player secure 1,236 yards and 11 touchdowns on a yards-per-catch average of 11.4.

He has also been a force in the running game on specialist packages on his way to 278 yards from 31 carries at a lofty nine yards per attempt, scoring three touchdowns in the process.

This might make Samuel a useful offensive weapon to have going forward. However, new head coach Matt Rhule has his own ideas and has significantly strengthened his receiving options with a wealth of acquisitions during a busy free agency period.

Robby Anderson arrived from the New York Jets on a two-year contract with the Panthers that included $12 million guaranteed. The franchise also brought in Seth Roberts, Keith Kirkwood, and Pharoh Cooper to put alongside D.J. Moore and Samuel.

This leaves the player fighting for his spot in the new offensive scheme heading into training camp if he is not moved on before then. Samuel is also heading into the final year of his rookie deal and Carolina may want to get something back for him rather than risk losing the receiver for nothing in free agency.

Here are four teams that may be in the market for Samuel if he is made available.