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Cam Newton has all the potential in the world to be either a boom or a bust in the NFL.
I think that in the right setting, this kid has a ceiling where only the sky is the limit. But I will quickly add that I cannot think of a worse setting than the Carolina Panthers.
Cam Newton has experienced so much success in such a brief period of time, that when listening him it sounds like he can walk on water. Confidence is a great thing, but this can be a tough landing for Cam Newton.
In Carolina, Cam Newton is going to be brought in as the savior at the QB position...and he is going to start from Day One, in an offense that is basically as old school as it gets, and as far away from what Cam Newton has been doing in his short career.
What is even worse, to me it seems like Cam Newton is kind of high on all the attention. And I can't see a guy that is humble and aware of the huge task that lies ahead of him. He just wants to prove his critics wrong and show them how great he is.
For the Panthers to make this pick is unbelievable in my mind, their latest top 3 picks in the draft has now been on QBs, Newton, Clausen and Edwards and they also drafted Pike in 2010. None of the picks from 2010 has proven to be worth anything yet.
If Newton is a bust, this franchise is bound for a takeover and relocation.
I grade the Cam Newton pick with a D- because I think Cam Newton is going to the absolutely worst situation for him. But I sure hope Cam Newton proves me wrong.