Cam Newton   #1 QB

Height: 6-5   Weight: 245   Age: 29

Born: 5/11/1989 Atlanta , GA

College: Auburn

Experience: 8th season

High School: Westlake HS [Atlanta, GA]









Draft 2011

Pick No.1

Selected By: Carolina Panthers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 1 (1)

Pick Analysis: Newton is one of the most athletically gifted quarterbacks in draft history. Possesses a quick, clean release, enough arm strength to complete the deep out, prototypical size, and is a dangerous threat outside of the pocket. However, he has a ways to go before turning into a productive, reliable NFL starter. Was not asked to make pro-style reads or move through progressions in college. Footwork is sloppy and accuracy is inconsistent. He's competitive and vocal on the field, but has had several off-the-field issues and his character is in question. Despite the risk, Newton's talent will likely prevent him from lasting past the middle of the first round.


Video Playlist

  1. Cam on being No.1 overall

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:19 p.m.

    Panthers QB Cam Newton speaks to Deion Sanders after he is selected with the first overall pick.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - QB Cam Newton, Auburn

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:19 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.

  3. Cam Newton scouting report

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 07:33 p.m.

    Charles Davis and Michael Lombardi evaluate the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner and discuss which team may call his name come draft day.

  4. First Draft: Cam Newton

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 07:06 p.m.

    Heisman-winning QB Cam Newton sits down with NFL Network cameras to discuss what drives him on and off the football field.

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