Cam Newton #1 QB
Height: 6-5 Weight: 245 Age: 24
Born: 5/11/1989 Atlanta , GA
Experience: 3rd season
High School: Westlake HS [Atlanta, GA]
Selected By: Carolina Panthers
Pick (Overall): 1 (1)
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.
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.
Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:19 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
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.
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.