CHARLOTTE — Amaré Barno appears to do everything at a high rate of speed.
The Panthers' sixth-round pick (189th overall) became the first draft pick in the league to agree to terms this morning and sign his rookie deal on Tuesday afternoon.
He signed a standard four-year deal.
The Virginia Tech pass-rusher ran a 4.36-second 40 at the combine this year (at 246 pounds), the fastest defensive lineman in this year's class.
The Panthers have made a habit of working quickly on rookie deals. Most will likely happen closer to next week's minicamp, when players arrive for the first time since being drafted.
View photos of Barno from his time at Virginia Tech and the combine where he ran the fastest 40 (4.36) by a defensive lineman since 2003.