Mayock on Cam Newton

While we wait for entertainer and icon Cam Newton to arrive in the media workroom at the NFL scouting combine, a few thoughts on the Auburn quarterback from NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, who knows quarterbacks better than McDonald’s knows hamburgers.

Mayock: ``His throwing mechanics are excellent. If you want to compare them to the best (running quarterbacks) in the last bunch of years of big quarterbacks – Vince Young and Tim Tebow – his throwing mechanics are superior to both. He’s a big, strong guy.

``To me, there are 2 (still unanswered) questions to Cam Newton that you’ve got to figure out. He comes out of a very simple pass offense at Auburn. Basically, one look and either the ball comes out or he comes on out.

``Can he process from an IQ perspective, a complicated NFL offense? That is No. 1. And No. 2, there’s some baggage to the kid. We’ve got to figure that out.’’


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