Cam Newton: Why the Auburn Tiger is Perfect for the NFL

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2010

Cam Newton: Why the Auburn Tiger is Perfect for the NFL

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    Cam Newton has easily been the story of college football this season.  The 6'6" junior Heisman-winning quarterback out of Auburn is looking to lead his Tigers to a National Championship against the Oregon Ducks.

    Although it was a season of controversy for Newton, he has established himself as one of the best all-around quarterbacks in the nation.

    Here are a few reasons why he is a perfect fit for the NFL.


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    Newton is a very strong player who stands 6'6" and weighs 250 pounds. He really is a man among boys out there and would be a perfect fit for the NFL level.


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    Imagine Michael Vick. Now make him six inches taller, and then add 50 pounds of muscle to him, while still keeping that evasive quickness.  

    Yeah, Cam Newton is a beast, that's as easy as it can be said.  This season he has rushed for 1,409 yards on the season for 20 touchdowns. Newton has rushed for more yardage than last year's Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, and Newton plays quarterback.

Throwing Motion

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    This is always the talk of the NFL Combine when the dual threat quarterbacks are looked at.  Last year, the main focus was on Tim Tebow's new throwing motion and that hurt his stock.

    Cam Newton won't have to worry about that.  He has a textbook throwing motion and he makes it work. It would be perfect for the NFL with his quick release.

Arm Strength

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    His arm strength is definitely not in question. He has the power to zip the ball in a tight spot to get a catch, or he can bomb one down the field.  He also has great touch which is important for an NFL quarterback.

Total Yardage

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    Who wouldn't want a quarterback that has had almost 4,000 total yards in a season along with 48 touchdowns.  Those numbers are absolutely ridiculous.  Any team that passes up Cam Newton is a nut case.

    To put his yardage in perspective, if Cam Newton were to be ranked as his own offense, he would be ranked 94th by himself in total yardage.

Backup If He Fails at Quarterback

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    If Cam Newton just doesn't cut it as an NFL quarterback, you wouldn't be losing much in drafting him as he would be a great receiver.  He is so tall and quick that it would be hard to not want him on your team in some fashion.

He Is Clutch

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    Cam Newton has just been able to get it done this season. He led the Auburn Tigers to an undefeated season with a shot at the national title.  He can just flat out play football, and would be a great asset to any NFL team.