There's also Mathis (though he was pre-Saban), Carpenter, and the Kouandjio brothers. I think the center you are thinking of is Barrett Jones. Compared to the talent they have playing on their OL year in and year out, its surprising how many don't have success (or have very short careers) in the NFL. The common thinking around college football circles is that Saban flat uses'em up and wears'em out so much during their college eligibility that they don't have much left physically once they reach the League. True? No telling, but it seems like it could be. The position that Saban seems to do the best at producing productive NFL talent is at LB. DBs are very hit and miss (for every Clinton-Dix you have a Barron, Kirkpatrick, and Milliner) and RBs (for every Lacy, you have a Richardson and an Ingram). DL is kind of hit and miss as well with only two NFL starters that come immediately to mind (Dareus and Chapman). But at LB you have starters like Mosley, Hightower, Ryans, and McClain (even though he's a space cadet) Amazingly enough, for a team that runs as much as they do, it seems like Bama is an up-and-coming producer at WR with Julio Jones and Amari Cooper (and, hopefully, Kevin Norwood)..
That's fair. But since it seems to me to be an "action" shot, couldn't that just be a guy who was pointing at the camera, a previous pic had just been shot (or he didn't know that camera man was fixin' to take the shot), and he was drawing his pointed finger back into a fist? As a professional photographer, is that an explanation beyond that bounds of reason? Maybe I'm just the kind of guy who tries to rationalize the innocent explanation rather than the guilty, I dunno.
One thing I've noticed about Cam since ever since 2010 is that he's kept himself far away from trouble off the field. So whatever this pic is (which I have no idea), it is almost certainly something uncontroversial (unless someone creates a controversy out of it) and he is deserving of any benefit of doubt.
Because it would have had to been at least a 4 years contract in the area of $64 million dollars (probaby around $30 to $32 million guaranteed). Doing that would have eliminated signing Cam to a long term extension. Ask yourself which of the two contracts the Carolina Panthers would have likely been more interested getting done.