Cam Newton Scouting Report

Cam Newton

Height: 6’6
Weight: 250
College: Auburn
40 Time: 4.50
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: 1st

Stats

2010 – 185/280, 66.1%, 2854 yards, 10.2 YPA, 30 TD’s, 7 INT’s, 264 rushes, 1473 yards, 20 TD’s
2009 – No stats
2008 – 1/2, 50%, 14 yards, 7.0 YPA, 5 rushes, 10 yards, 2.0 avg, 1 TD
2007 –  5/10, 50%, 40 yards, 4.0 YPA, 16 rushes, 103 yards, 6.4 avg, 3 TD’s

Overview:

Cam Newton may have the highest potential out of any player in this years draft. The problem is he has a ton of work to do to even come close to achieving all of it. He is raw as a passer in all facets of the game. Poor footwork, poor accuracy, isn’t asked to make many reads etc. Combine that with his arrogant attitude and the whole fiasco with his dad and I see bust written all over this guy. Buyer beware.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Elite athlete
– Elite production
– Faced top competition
– Great size
– Strong arm
– Can make all the necessary throws
– Shows the ability to put some touch on his passes
– Elusive and powerful runner
– Hard to bring down in the open field
– Keeps his eyes down field when scrambling
– Great burst
– Outstanding leader
– Elite potential

Negatives

– Incredibly raw
– Very minimal starting experience
– Footwork needs a lot of work
– Too often throws unbalanced and doesn’t set his feet
– Intermediate accuracy is poor
– Fails to lead receivers
– Isn’t asked to make more than 1 or 2 reads
– Has virtually no experience under center
– Huge off-field concerns
– Football IQ has been questioned
– Boom or bust player

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Arm Strength: 4.0
Accuracy: 2.0
Mobility: 4.5
Decision Making: 2.5
Mechanics: 1.0
Pocket Awareness: 2.0
Intangibles: 2.5
Pro Potential: 5.0

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