Cam Newton: Why the Carolina Panthers QB is the NFL's Next JaMarcus Russell

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Cam Newton: Why the Carolina Panthers QB is the NFL's Next JaMarcus Russell
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Cam Newton. The No. 1 pick in this past draft, although some people questioned it. Sounds like another QB who was taken first overall, doesn't it? That would be JaMarcus Russell.

Cam Newton has a lot of question marks coming into his rookie season, just as Russell did. 

He could have a good career, or more likely, it could end up like Russell's. I'm talking football side of things here—Cam is smart enough to know not to get in the off-field trouble that JaMarcus did.

When you look at the two, they have some very similar characteristics.

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