CHARLOTTE Donte Jackson Jersey 2019 , N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton starts throwing the football again in meaningful games, the Panthers want to make sure he’s doing it the right way.ed emphasis on improving Newton’s throwing mechanics as the 30-year-old quarterback continues his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder.Newton threw about 20 passes to stationary targets on the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday.Newton has done some light throwing before, but these were his first tosses in front of reporters since undergoing surgery in January.The team promoted the event on Monday, announcing it would be live-streamed for fans to watch. But there wasn’t much to see.The 2015 league MVP didn’t overexert his arm, essentially throwing light warmup passes of less than 15 yards to teammates. He did not participate in team drills.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the goal is for Newton to return to using the mechanics he displayed early in the 2018 season before developing shoulder soreness and struggling in the second half of the season.“If you go back and look at some of the things that happened earlier in the year before the shoulder injury, you can see the improvement, you can see the footwork and the development,” Rivera said. “When the shoulder started to go, everything just kind of fell to the wayside. Now he has an opportunity to go back, rework those things and do the things he needs to improve.”Rivera, a former NFL linebacker, said he couldn’t describe in detail exactly what tweaks the Panthers are trying to make with Newton’s mechanics, joking that he can teach about how to tackle but not how to throw a football.Newton offered no insight either, running by reporters after practice without stopping for interviews.Rivera said Newton is going through the steps of his injury rehabilitation and the team is pleased with his progress.“He did exactly what we had scripted out and made some targeted throws DJ Moore Jersey 2019 ,” Rivera said. “We will see how he feels today and (Wednesday), and that will dictate how much more he does” in minicamp.Rivera’s expectation is that Newton will be cleared to practice fully when training camp begins in late July. Rivera said he’s eager to see Newton in his second year in coordinator Norv Turner’s offense.“You saw the growth and the progression and he will now be in the second year of the system,” Rivera said. “Understanding exactly what he needs to do as a quarterback. The decisions he needs to make, is going dictate a lot about his throwing style as well.”ROSTER MOVE: Carolina signed free agent linebacker Sione Teuhema and waived defensive tackle T.J. Barnes. Teuhema participated in the Panthers’ rookie minicamp last month and most recently played for the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football. The Panthers have a definite need for pass rush. Is Clelin Ferrell the right fit for them in the first round?" Carolina Panthers Film RoomPanthers 2019 NFL DraftFilm room scouting report on Clemson defensive end Clelin FerrellNew,79commentsThe Panthers have a definite need for pass rush. Is Clelin Ferrell the right fit for them in the first round?EDTClelin Ferrell attended Benedictine College Prep, which is located just outside of Richmond, Va. He was the No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Virginia according to Rivals. He did not play during his senior year of high school due to a torn ACL. This also caused him to redshirt during his first year at Clemson. Ferrell completed his four years in Death Valley with two national championship rings. His production was also noteworthy. Ferrell finished his career with 27 sacks, 50 tackles-for-loss, and five forced fumbles. Due to an injury, he did not complete his full athletic testing at the Combine or at his pro day. He did post a 4.40 short shuttle, 7.26 3-cone, 25 bench press reps, and a 9.5’ broad jump.Film reviewFerrell is not a complete edge rusher. His lack of bend and flexibility will be an issue at the next level, but he makes up for it with his powerful hand use and his signature inside move. Ferrell has a good understanding of how to use his length in the run game too. Let’s first check out why his inside move is so lethal.He catches the offensive tackle off balance by setting them up with a slight hesitation. Then Blue DJ Moore Jersey , Ferrell demonstrates his advanced hand usage by swiping the tackle’s hands away before pressuring the quarterback.Ferrell, again, uses the slight hesitation before swiping the tackle’s hands away with an inside move. He constantly targets the inside hand of the tackle, which gives him leverage to swipe the hands.Ferrell has a diverse pass rush repertoire. His spin move is rather effective at times too. On this play, he starts with a speed rush, which sets up his spin move. He consistently disguises his inside moves with a speed rush. This is interesting because Ferrell did not display much success with this rush. Ferrell is typically the first player off the ball due to his snap reaction. However, he struggles to bend the edge. In order to win on the edge, he has to dip underneath the offensive tackle’s shoulder and take less steps. The reason for his less than satisfactory bend likely has to do with his ankle flexion not being comparable to other speed rushers.Ferrell ultimately gets the sack on this play, but his initial rush before the quarterback scrambles isn’t good enough. Again, his lack of dip or bend around the edge shows up. His 3-cone, which measures agility and change of direction was below average. This shouldn’t be shocking, but it’s a concern. As a run defender, Ferrell has more than enough positive traits. When he is setting the edge, he understands angles and body positioning to get the run to flow to the linebackers. Furthermore Blue Christian McCaffrey Jersey , he has enough functional strength to set the edge at the point of attack.Ferrell is also not averse to attacking gaps by getting skinny. He maintains his leverage by getting underneath the blockers to force a tackle-for-loss.His snap reaction allows him to be the first off the snap, but he also shows quickness to avoid any pull or down blocks. Ferrell will be a productive edge rusher in the league. An edge rusher should win on the edge by displaying dip and bend. Ferrell rarely won with fluid bend at Clemson, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. He has violent hands, a diverse pass rush repertoire, and he’s a strong run defender.Fit with CarolinaFerrell is a prototypical defensive end who can set the edge and provide versatility as a pass rusher. However, with Ron Rivera taking the commands of the defense in 2019 it will be interesting to see their approach. If he’s opting for a more multiple defense, then a twitchy and explosive edge makes more sense than a guy like Ferrell. Ferrell doesn’t have the body size or strength to be a three-down 3-4 defensive end or the twitch and flexibility to be an outside edge rusher. If Carolina does indeed draft him, that would signal that they will continue to approach their base packages with a 4-3 defense. I personally prefer other edge rushers over Ferrell, but I can see why others find his skill set appealing. This opinion might not be popular, but I would stay away from Ferrell in the top 16.