Newton going first overall would be historic


Auburn quarterback Cam Newton made it official Thursday that he is foregoing his senior season and entering the National Football League Draft.

If Newton was to go first overall it would be a historic feat.

Throughout sports there are records that seem unattainable like Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hit streak in baseball, Cal Ripken’s consecutive game streak, Wayne Gretzky’s goals and points for a career in hockey and the number world series championships the New York Yankees have won.

The last time a person won the Heisman Trophy, won the national championship and went first overall in the NFL Draft in a one year span was Leon Hart in 1949-1950. This year will be 60 years to the day that was last accomplished.

The question is will Newton go first overall?

He can pull that off by performing great at the Combine in February and his Pro Day before the draft.

In the end, it is up to Newton himself to make history.