This isn’t a deep draft for quarterbacks. The teams at the top of the draft were very disappointed when they found out that Stanford’s Andrew Luck had decided not to come out this year. Right now Heisman Trophy winner Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is the talk of the draft. He’s the wild card who could impress scouts enough to move all the way up the top of the draft.
After looking at footage of Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, I wasn’t impress with him. He played in a spread offense, so he needs to make some adjustments to the NFL game. I like Newton and his upside over Gabbert. I know Newton has a lot to learn but he’s got the intangibles such as leadership abilities, playmaking ability and winning ways.
There’s been controversy and scandal surrounding Newton all year long, but he performed flawlessly under the pressure while leading the Auburn Tigers to the National Championship.
Mike Mayock has Jake Locker ahead of Newton on his draft board and I don’t see how because Locker couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean. His accuracy is non-existent. Ryan Mallet of Arkansas has to explain the drug-use rumors. Christian Ponder of Florida State is another youngster who needs to prove he can make the throws.