Young Green a longshot to make Panthers

Young Green a longshot to make Panthers
May 4, 2012, 4:08 pm
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Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green had the speed to be a great wide receiver except for one thinghe had bad hands. Green had 54 career interceptions but he probably dropped at least that many over the course of his 20-year NFL career.His son Jared delivered his Hall of Fame induction speech and he inherited some of his fathers speed. He recently ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, fast but still a couple of ticks slower than Darrell. Jared also inherited his dads hands.Unfortunately, Jared is a wide receiver and that makes him a long shot to make the Carolina Panthers roster.Green caught 35 passes in three years at Virginia and 17 more playing at Southern last year. His speed is impressive but his ability to catch the ball and run patterns need a lot of work.His chances of making the Panthers are slim but teams will often give a look to someone with speed. There is always a chance of teaching route running and to coach techniques for catching the ball, but you cant coach pure speed.