Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Cam Newton, Quarterback, Auburn
While Cam Newton remains one of the most scrutinized quarterbacks to come out of college football in recent years, the man's skill set cannot be ignored.
He possesses a tremendous arm, great mobility and is a successful and proven leader on the field. However, his accuracy and desire to live the game of football day-to-day have caused some to question his campaign to be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Panthers are in a good spot, they can choose between four or five players who have a shot at being true superstars in the NFL.
These guys are: Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Marcell Dareus, Patrick Peterson, and/or A.J. Green.
With that, I think Newton will be the pick, because he wants to be the face of a franchise (although, I am 50/50 with Gabbert and Newton).
With Ron Rivera at the helm, and Newton under center, the Panthers can look toward a brighter future. However, they may bring in a veteran quarterback to help Newton's progression for the 2011-2012 season...if there is one.