2011 NFL Rookie Watch: Cam Newton

Jan 14, 2011

Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion Cam Newton has declared for the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft. He had an amazing season where he completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 2854 yards, 30 TDs, and just seven INTs. He also ran for 1473 yards and 20 touchdowns.
At 6’6″, 250 pounds, Newton brings impressive size and speed to the table. He also has a big arm. He’ll likely go in the early to mid-first round, depending on how he does both mentally and physically leading up to the draft.
I’m not sure he makes a big impact as a rookie, but he is certainly one to go after in dynasty leagues. Quarterbacks can be so hard to predict, but it appears Newton has the tools to be an elite quarterback.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Joe Z
    January 14th, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    He will probably have to take a pay cut when leaving Auburn!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be here all week.

  2. LestersLegends
    January 14th, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Good stuff Joe.

  3. Grant
    January 14th, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    It’s worthy to note that Auburn had one of the best offensive lines in the country this year. In the infrequent case that he was pressured, Newton struggled to run. He does have a big arm though … all around, I would compare him to Daunte Culpepper, with slightly more speed. Culpepper had 40 TDs in his first full season (second NFL season), so who knows.

  4. LestersLegends
    January 14th, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Culpepper did have Randy Moss to throw to though. Not only did he make a ton of plays just having the ball thrown up to him, he simplified things for the rest of the team since so much attention went to the Super Freak.

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