CHARLOTTE, N. Jim Brown Limited Jersey
.C. - The Panthers say theyd like to find a replacement for longtime No. 1 wide receiver Steve Smith in this years NFL draft. The big question is when theyll do it. The Panthers have the 28th overall pick, but the NFC South champions have a variety of needs after getting hit hard in free agency, and could go in a number of directions with their first-round choice. General manager Dave Gettleman said recently that wide receiver, offensive tackle and cornerback are among the teams top needs, but qualified that statement by adding he wont got out of his way to land one. "When you reach for a position of need youre in trouble," he said. Gettleman said he has some reservations about drafting a receiver in the first round because it often takes them longer to adjust to the NFL game than those who play other positions. "History tells you that its a very difficult position to assimilate into (the NFL), especially with the current game being played at the college level," Gettleman said. Gettleman called it a "wide receiver heavy" draft that includes several players whove put up big numbers. He said the trick is finding guys who can easily make the transition to the next level. "Ill look at a guy and hes caught 90 balls ... but of those 45 were flash screens," Gettleman said. "The other 45 he caught, he ran to three spots. So, do they understand coverage? Theyre going to have to learn the whole route tree. How long is it going to take them to assimilate? Its an issue. Its a problem." Smith was released in a salary cap move earlier this off-season. Replacing his toughness and production wont be easy. He caught 836 passes for 12,197 yards and 67 touchdowns for the Panthers in 13 seasons. However, after averaging 76 receptions for 1,284 yards receiving and 5.5 touchdowns in his first two seasons playing with quarterback Cam Newton, Smiths numbers fell off in 2013. He caught 64 passes for 745 yards and four TDs. The Panthers signed free agents Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood, but none is expected to become the next No. 1 receiver in Carolina. Five things to watch from the Panthers in the draft: ON THE FRONT BURNER: Jordan Gross retired this off-season, leaving a huge hole at left tackle — one the Panthers potentially could address in Round 1. Gettleman said there are some tackles in the draft dont have "left tackle feet," but said that doesnt necessarily matter. "There are only so many elite tackles," he said. "There are plenty of guys playing left tackle in this league that dont have classic left tackle feet." Finding a left tackle might take on added importance given Newton is coming off ankle surgery this off-season. FIRST ROUND SUCCESS: The Panthers have had tremendous success with their first-round picks the last three seasons. They grabbed defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from Utah at No. 14 in 2013, and he looks like hes going to be around the league for quite a while. They drafted linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 11 in 2012 and quarterback Cam Newton first overall the year before that. Kuechly was the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, while Newton was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011. BLUE GOOSE: Last year, Gettleman said the Panthers needed to add some "hog mollies," or big linemen. This year, the Boston native switched gears, saying if there is a "blue goose" pass rusher available at No. 28 he wouldnt pass on him. Tough to know what a blue-winged bird native to Ethiopia has to do with building a football team, though. CORNERBACK ON RADAR: The Panthers lost starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to Minnesota in free agency. While they signed free agent Antoine Cason, dont rule out cornerback as an option with one of the teams top three picks. The Panthers have one pick in each of the seven rounds. DONT BE REACHING: The Panthers are determined not to reach for picks at positions of need. They followed that plan last year and took defensive tackle Kawaan Short from Purdue in the second round — even after selecting Lotulelei in the first. "Last year, K.K. (Short) was obviously the best value in that second-round pick," Gettleman said. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Jim Brown Browns Jersey
. With a victory seemingly slipping away late in the third quarter, his quick scoring flurry helped Golden State regain control early in the fourth. Bernie Kosar Youth Jersey
. Warren made six birdies and a bogey for a 5-under total of 139 to sit one shot ahead of Felipe Aguilar of Chile, who carded a 69. David Horsey of England was also on 5 under through 15 holes to join Warren atop the leaderboard before play was stopped. http://www.brownsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Emmanuel-Ogbah-Browns-Jersey/
. JOHNS, N.MOSCOW - Javi Garcia scored as Zenit St. Petersburg earned a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Saturday to go seven points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League.The Spanish midfielder tapped in at the far post on seven minutes to give Zenit the lead after Axel Witsel nodded on a corner.Zenit, which last won the league in 2012, has 10 wins and two draws from its first 12 games.CSKA had chances as Finland midfielder Roman Eremenko tested Zenit goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin shortly after halftime, while playmaker Alan Dzagoev could have pulled CSKA level later but shot straight at Lodygin.Zenit came close to scoring a second but was undone by poor shooting from striker Alexander Kerzhakov, who was also denied a penalty appeal and instead given a yellow card for diving.The win over second-placed CSKA, the defending Russian champion, also allowed Zenit to bounce back from a disappointing Russian Cup defeat on Wednesday to minnow Arsenal Tula. Bernie Kosar Green Jersey
. . The St. Petersburg side threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2.Both Zenit and CSKA have Champions League games next week. Zenit hosts Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday, a day before CSKA visits Manchester City.On Sunday, third-placed FC Krasnodar can move to within one point of CSKA with a win over Mordovia.Meanwhile, seventh-placed Spartak Moscows coach Murat Yakin will attend Sundays game at fourth-placed Kuban Krasnodar after being hospitalized with a severe infection.Kuban could snatch third place with a win, as could Dynamo Moscow, which faces capital rival Lokomotiv on the same day.On Friday, struggling FC Rostov climbed to 14th with a 1-0 win over Ural Yekaterinburg. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
' ' '