Monday, April 27, 2015

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 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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