Today is the day of Cam Newton’s Pro Day at Auburn. It a day that may go down in infamy as the day where Cam Newton reassured all Panther fans that he is worthy of being taken as #1 overall and leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl. It is the day where we might finally know who the real #1 overall pick should be. Maybe it will be a day where we can finally stop arguing about QB’s and move forward towards the draft with an ever brighter future. ((And high value for our #1 pick in case we trade it away. =p))
The best part about all of this is that you can watch Newton and the Auburn Pro-Day live on ESPN3 starting at 1:30PM. We will see Cam Newton in his natural habitat instead of the foreign land known as the Combine. We will do our duty and see to it that he throws every route that a NFL QB needs to throw. Then we will all form our judgment on how he did and hopefully we will come to a consensus on whether or not we want Cam Newton in Carolina.
However, you guys have to remember is that this workout will be completely tailored to Cam Newton. This workout is going to be made to show off his strengths and prove that he is worthy of the #1 overall pick. If he is not confident in making a particular throw, chances are he's not going to throw it. Also remember that this is going to be more about our opinion rather than NFL teams. They’ve had 13 game films with Cam Newton in it to break down, so by now he’s either won the Panthers over or he hasn’t. This workout is more about the fans and is either going to solidify many of our doubts on this player and make the Blaine Banwagon grow ever stronger, or he’s going to make us double-take and wonder if we’re wrong about the guy.
Either way, I think Christian Ponder will be the best QB in the NFL Draft in April. But that's just my opinion! In any event, I will be watching and I hope you guys do as well.