Cameron Newton Scouting Report
Cameron Newton
Cameron Newton - Auburn (HT: 6-5 - WT: 248)
Combine 40: 4.59 - Position Rank: 1 of 20

Positives: Tremendous arm strength, can make all the throws... Unbelievable production in his only year at Auburn, won the 2010 Heisman Trophy... Decent throwing motion, gets rid of the ball rather quickly... Makes sound decisions with the football, rarely turns it over... Throws a nice deep ball... Football explodes off his hands when he releases it... Extremely dangerous when he gets out of the pocket, arguably the best scrambling quarterback in the country... Tough to bring down in the open field, he's quick and he can break tackles... A physical specimen in every sense of the word, a man amongst boys, his combination of size, strength, and athletic ability is second to none at both the collegiate and NFL level... Was second in the FBS in pass efficiency in 2010, very smart with the football and works within his offense... The things he struggles with are things that coaches will feel they can teach him... Wowed the media with a personal workout in February that drew rave reviews from everybody present.

Negatives: Completes a high percentage of his passes but does not show great accuracy when asked to throw within small windows, many of his throws require the receiver to adjust... Average footwork, still needs to set his feet better and he throws on the run too much... Does not redirect his feet well when scrambling, throws off balance... Footwork completely breaks down when he's under pressure, has a tendency to jump off his back foot while throwing when defenders are coming after him... Has only one year of starting experience at the division one level... Tons of character concerns surrounding his recruitment to Auburn along with questions about his maturity... Current offense asks him to make plays with his feet more often than his arm, will be a tough adjustment for him to sit in the pocket in the NFL... Plays like a running back, runs with wreck less abandon, doesn't slide with the football, may be prone to injury when NFL linebackers start hitting him... Still very raw... Will get a ton of comparisons to Vince Young... Threw the ball poorly at the combine, disappointed scouts who had high hopes following his February workout... Attitude may rub coaches the wrong way, declared himself an "entertainer and an icon" to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

    Passing   Rushing
  191 292 65.4 2908 9.9 30-7   285 1587 5.6 71 24
2007 Florida   5 10 50.0 40 4.0 0-0   16 103 6.4 24 3
2008 Florida   1 2 50.0 14 7.0 0-0   5 10 2.0 12 1
2010 Auburn   185 280 66.1 2854 10.2 30-7   264 1474 5.6 71 20

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*Cameron Newton
QB, Auburn
Von Miller
LB, Texas A&M;
*Marcell Dareus
DE, Alabama
*A.J. Green
WR, Georgia
*Patrick Peterson
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