NFL Mock Draft 2011: Is Carolina Betting Too Much on Cam Newton?
Cam Newton's upside leads experts to believe he is worth the risk for the much maligned Panthers.
The unanimous decision between ESPN.com and CBSSports.com writers is that Cameron Newton will be selected first by the Carolina Panthers. He is one of the most gifted athletes to be in the NFL Draft in probably the last 10 years, but there are concerns galore surrounding this former National Champion.
There were allegations of felony theft and academic cheating in his years at Florida. Then there was the eligibility dispute due to his father allegedly trying to sell his son's services to the highest bidding college after he won the National Junior College Football Championship at Blinn College. Others yet question his accuracy and his ego.
However, character issues aside, the kid knows how to win and much like Charlie Sheen, winning is always No. 1 on his list of things to do. He only needed one year in the system to take Auburn to its first National Championship in over 50 years.
Newton also won the Heisman Trophy in 2011 and captured the attention of every football fan in the country.
Many feel that the best bet with Newton is to have him sit a year or two behind a starter, but a position battle between himself and Jimmy Clausen might just be the only motivation Cam needs to prove he deserves to be a starter from day one.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn||17. New England Patiriots:|
|2. Denver Broncos:||18. San Diego Chagers:|
|3. Buffalo Bills:||19. New York Giants:|
|4. Cincinnati Bengals:||20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:|
|5. Arizona Cardinals:||21. Kansans City Chiefs:|
|6. Cleveland Browns:||22. Indianapolis Colts:|
|7. San Francisco 49ers:||23. Philadelphia Eagles:|
|8. Tennessee Titans:||24. New Orleans Saints:|
|9. Dallas Cowboys: ||25. Seattle Seahawks:|
|10. Washington Redskins:||26. Baltimore Ravens:|
|11. Houston Texans:||27. Atlanta Falcons:|
|12. Minnesota Vikings:||28. New England Patriots:|
|13. Detroit Lions:||29. Chicago Bears:|
|14. St. Louis Rams:||30. New York Jets:|
|15. Miami Dolphins:||31. Pittsburgh Steelers:|
|16. Jacksonville Jaguars:||32. Green Bay Packers:|
Most recent updates:
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?