Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/6/13

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 28: Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers waves to some fans in the crowd before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on September 28, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Carolina Panthers won the game 24-9. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith doesn't lack for confidence. At all even at the ripe old age of 34. In fact Smith believes that despite his age there "are GMs hoping and praying" they can find a rookie capable of what 89's doing at 34. "If I lost a step that's good that's great. It may happen it may not" Smith said. "But what I'm doing at 34 there are GMs hoping and praying they can draft a guy that can do what I'm doing." You have to love that swagger. But you have to love the fact that it's 100 percent accurate. Rookies simply don't do what Smith is doing at 34 years old -- over the last two years he's averaged 76 catches 1284 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Smith looked finished in 2010 with Jimmy Clausen under center (and was the subject of trade rumors galore) but has seen a renaissance thanks to the Panthers drafting Cam Newton. Only one rookie ever put up those numbers: Anquan Boldin who caught 101 balls for 1377 yards in his rookie season. In fact only 13 rookies...
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