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NFL Has Its Version of Michael Jordan: Super Cam Has Arrived

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I still remember the first time I saw Cam Newton play. It was the 2010 Iron Bowl against Alabama. The Auburn Tigers trailed Alabama by a 24-0 deficit. Auburn needed a spark or it was likely that they could kiss their National Title hopes goodbye. It was one man's play--but even more his presence--which willed them back almost seemingly single-handed to win 28-27. That day I said to myself that I had just been looking at Michael Jordan in Under Armour cleats. He had every quality you look for in a superstar: arm strength, build, speed, huddle command, field presence and a certain demeanor that you can't teach over the course of time and it's not a tool that NFL scouts routinely grade out when looking at incoming college prospects.

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