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    Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    Got to admit, I don't watch much college football. But, given the Vikings plausible need to draft a "franchise" QB in the first round this offseason, I watched bits and pieces of some of the bowl games.

    Watched roughly the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the BCS title game to see Cam Newton. Frankly, I wasn't impressed at all. Most of his throws were little dump offs of 10 yards or less, and I suspect a lot of his passing yardage came on yards after the catch. He made a single read, and if that wasn't there, he'd take off running. I didn't see anything that implied he could successfully drop back, stand in the pocket, make multiple reads and find an open receiver. The offensive scheme looked gimmicky at best.

    The guy looks like a project to me, certainly not a guy that we could expect to take the opening day snaps in 2011. Frankly, it might take 2 or 3 seasons before this guy looks like an NFL QB. I might take him in the 4th round, but not at #12.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    I dont think Cam boosted his NFL stock last night.. but i do see a team doing what Denver did with Teblow last year and not only taking him in the first but trading up to do so.

    110% that team will not be us.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    Newton will definitely go in the first round ... and I would not be surprised if he is gone before we pick anyways.

    His size and speed with his arm strength simply will be too much for teams to pass up. Somebody will think they can make him a star.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    He was playing the # 2 team in the league. and did put up over 245 yards in 1 quarter.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    All I know is I do NOT want him in Purple. He had a good performance but not one that shows he can come in and learn the position and be NFL ready in 8 months. I think that he needs to go to a team with a good QB Coach or Coordinator. We have too many other parts to fix along with the QB and Newton is a reach in my opinion.

    Frankly I am not overly impressed with any of the QB's this year, aside from Luck who will be at Stanford next season.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    I saw him make a handful of great throws throughout the game. He didn't get much help from his receivers though.

    He can fit it in a tight window and has a strong arm. But he misses some easy throws, which bothers me. I don't know if it's inconsistent mechanics, or a mental thing.

    I like what he brings to the table, he reminds me of Roethlisberger, but a much better athlete.

    If he can read an NFL defense, he should be a good player.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    Just another Russel of Young.

    No thanks.

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    Quote Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1087362
    I saw him make a handful of great throws throughout the game. He didn't get much help from his receivers though.

    He can fit it in a tight window and has a strong arm. But he misses some easy throws, which bothers me. I don't know if it's inconsistent mechanics, or a mental thing.

    I like what he brings to the table, he reminds me of Roethlisberger, but a much better athlete.

    If he can read an NFL defense, he should be a good player.


    Exactly what I see

    And if we are able to snag him id love to take the chance

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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    id consider taking him in the 4th round.. hes to much of a project player. id never spend a 1st round pick on a project.


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    Re: Wasn't impressed by Newton in BCS Title game

    Quote Originally Posted by "ultravikingfan" #1087363
    Just another Russel of Young.

    No thanks.
    Don't see what the two have in common besides their race.
    Russell is an immobile QB
    Young is a mobile QB
    Russell is a Bust
    Young has a 65% winning record( I believe 4th among active Qbs)

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