Carolina Panthers: Ranking the 12 fastest players in 2020

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Robby Anderson
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Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Player No. 3: Robby Anderson (WR) – 4.36 seconds

The Carolina Panthers are not short of pace on offense heading into the season. And this has been further bolstered with the acquisition of Robby Anderson, who boasts 4.36-second speed.

The wideout is one of the NFL’s best downfield threats. And he has performed well for the New York Jets during his career despite some less than stellar quarterback play.

Putting him opposite D.J. Moore has the potential to take the Panthers to even greater heights. Anderson is already familiar with what is expected from head coach Matt Rhule during their time together at Temple. And this should ensure he hits the ground running despite a disrupted offseason.

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Carolina Panthers Player No. 2: Donte Jackson (CB) – 4.32 seconds

There is so much riding on the new season for Donte Jackson. The talented cornerback is now the Carolina Panthers’ No. 1 option following a number of departures during free agency. And this represents a huge step up in class for the former LSU standout.

Jackson is arguably the quickest corner in the league. He clocked 4.32-second in his 40-yard dash. And he was also given a 96-speed rating by the video game analysts of Madden recently.

All this counts for nothing if Jackson is unable to cope with covering the opposition’s best receiving threat consistently. But having elite recovery pace is surely going to help.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CAROLINA PANTHERS. 1. player. 87. WR. CURTISSAMUEL

Carolina Panthers Player No. 1: Curtis Samuel (WR) – 4.31 seconds

Curtis Samuel is an electrifying player with the ball in his hands. And the wide receiver has the 4.31-second speed to go along with exceptional elusiveness.

His 2019 stats would have been far better had a series of inconsistent quarterbacks not missed on tremendous looks when Samuel got behind a defense. Teddy Bridgewater should be a more stable presence under center. And offensive coordinator Joe Brady is keen to use the former Ohio State sensation in a multitude of different ways to maximize his productivity.

If Samuel can reach new levels in 2020, then it is going to come with a substantial pay rise either with the Carolina Panthers or elsewhere. He is heading into the final year of his rookie deal, and the receiver will be a hot commodity if he reaches the free-agent market.

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