The National Football League Draft is coming up Thursday and one of the reports that has been out there for a while is that the Buffalo Bills covet Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. There is one person that is not fond of that idea and that is WECK’s host/program director Brad Riter.
The thing is could Brad’s worst NFL Draft nightmare come true?
That is a distinct possibility as WGR 550 is reporting that former Saint Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers executive, who works for 101ESPN in Saint Louis, stated in a video podcast on 101Sports.com that the Panthers will pass on the quarterbacks, because they are in desperate need of defensive lineman.
Brad cited as his reasoning that Newton needs to learn all the little details that some college quarterbacks have already been exposed to in pro-style offenses. He is right in that regard as in ESPN’s “QB Camp” Newton revealed that plays at Auburn just had a number before it and no play call to it.
Yes, Newton would be a project that would take two or three years to get ready before he ever starts, but it is not impossible. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has molded quarterback Mike Vick into one best quarterbacks in the NFL right now and with the Bills having another great quarterback teacher in Chan Gailey Newton would do fine if drafted.
In the end, if Gailey cannot get Newton to be a star in the NFL nobody ever will.