NFL Draft 2011: Cam Newton, Ryan Mallett, Julio Jones and the Latest Draft Buzz

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NFL Draft 2011: Cam Newton, Ryan Mallett, Julio Jones and the Latest Draft Buzz
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The countdown is on, and the 2011 NFL draft is just around the corner as we get ready to head into April.

Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert are still battling to be considered the No. 1 quarterback prospect in this draft, and possibly the No. 1 pick overall, but things have taken a turn for the ugly.

There are countless draft previews created every year around this time, and there a good number of publications that have come to be well-respected by not only fans, but people involved with the league too.

One such publication, Pro Football Weekly, released their preview, and Nolan Nawrocki decided to take a few jabs at Newton not only as a player, but as a person overall.

Part of the negatives included, "Very disingenuous—has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup."

We'll get more into this later, but while NFL teams will certainly do their own research and make their own conclusions, this is something that everyone will be talking about.

A few other major names are making news as well and another quarterback, Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, is at the top of that list.

The grades on Mallett are varied, but nobody can discredit his arm. He is scheduled to workout with two quarterback-needy teams this week, Cincinnati (Thursday) and Miami (today), and we may be seeing his name pop up more frequently in first-round mocks in the coming weeks.

We have all that and more on the latest draft buzz, and be sure to bookmark our NFL Draft Hub for all your coverage needs.

Wes O'Donnell covers all things football for Bleacher Report. He writes a lot and can best be followed on Twitter.

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