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Weight: 250 pounds
Overview: It’s a close race in my opinion, but I think that Cam Newton will be the top quarterback taken this year.
Newton has a lot of things to like, such as a strong arm and very good accuracy. He had a very productive season this year and he is a player who can beat you with his legs, as evidenced by his 1,474 rushing yards. His recent workout really impressed scouts and I expect him to continue to raise his stock at the combine.
Newton really needs to work on his footwork. He doesn’t set his feet well and it gets even worse when he is under pressure. He also has had some questions about his maturity and he may have some character concerns.
He isn’t a finished product, but he has all the abilities to become a great quarterback in the NFL.
He has a lot of potential and I personally think that he’ll be the best quarterback out of this class. He may be picked earlier than expected, as there are a few teams that have a big need at the quarterback position.
2010 Stats: 2,854 Passing yards, 30 TD, 7 INT, 66.1 Completion Percentage
Projection: Top 15 Pick