With just seven weeks left until the 2011 NFL draft, teams are aware of their needs and are beginning to narrow down their first- and second-round options.
Perhaps more so than in any year in recent memory, there is a wide range of players that have been projected to be the No. 1 overall pick.
Ranging from defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Marcell Dareus, to cornerback Patrick Peterson, to defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, to quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton, there is no clear-cut No. 1. With so much national spotlight and media attention over everything that these players have done leading up to the draft, there seem to be more and more reasons not to choose these guys No. 1 than the contrary.
But when you weigh in all the factors, Cam Newton is the most special player on the board and should be the No. 1 pick in the drat. Here are five reasons why.