With the eight pick overall in the 2011 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select Cam Newton—Quarterback—Auburn.
There will definitely be quite a few people disagreeing with this pick as the Titans are currently planning to cut ties with Vince Young, who has a lot of the same skill set as Newton has.
Titans’ owner, Bud Adams, kept defending Vince Young in his fit against Coach Jeff Fisher, but when he realized that the team did not believe they could win with Young at the helm, also he realized it was time to say goodbye.
Adams’ believe in VY could hardly have been due to Young’s personality. He did not command the huddle the way the organization had hoped for when they drafted him and he never had questionable work ethic along metal difficulties.
Ergo, it must have been his skill set that was intriguing. Cam Newton shares a lot of Vince Young’s physical skills, but if you have a look at interviews of him and listen to him speak, there is no way that man is not a leader to rally the troops.
This would let the Tennessee Titans keep the Vince Young-effect, where star running back Chris Johnson get a break from some of the pressure, while holes open up in the opposing secondary at the same time.
Additionally, if the Titans can resign Kerry Collins, Newton could learn from a proven veteran for one or two seasons while he is adapting to the NFL. Could the pick be any easier?