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Redundant but Necessary; If not Luck, than Newton

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Cam Newton, QB Auburn

6-6, 250 lbs.

Pro Comparison: Michael Vick/Ben Rothlisberger

If Luck doesn’t come out, we still need to get a quarterback.

I know everyone is tired of hearing about Cam Newton, but here me out.

First off, let’s take a look at our current quarterback situation. No full time quarterback has a better quarterback rating of 60.1 which belongs to Tony Pike. No quarterback has a better completion percentage of 55.2 which belongs to Matt Moore. No quarterback has averaged more than 150 yards per game which belongs to Brian St. Pierre. No quarterback has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions. And finally, no quarterback has thrown for more than 1,500 yards this season.

The Panthers are in dire needs of a quarterback, and whether or not Andrew Luck comes out should not influence the decision of the Panthers to draft a quarterback.

Cam Newton is the next best option and while he does not have all of the NFL hype that Luck has, he is still the most dynamic, athletic, and exciting player in the NCAA. Newton. Cam Newton’s career stats our off the charts as he has a career quarterback rating of 126.9. He has thrown for 2,643 yards and 28 touchdowns, followed by 1,162 rushing yards for 23 touchdowns. Just to show you how athletic this kid is he has also tallied defensive stats, receiving stats (including a touchdown reception), and punting stats.

Now many are making the excuse that Cam Newton won’t be able to do this on the NFL level because the SEC is no where near the competition that the NFL is. Now there is some truth to this, but at least 15 defensive players from the SEC are projected to be off the boards by the end of the third round and not only that but here are the following rankings of Total Defense by each SEC Team and how Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers faired against them

105th- Arkansas State (Auburn wins 52-26) Cam Newton: 9/14, 186 yards, 3 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 15 carries, 171 yards, 2 touchdowns.

52nd- Mississippi State (Auburn wins 17-14) Cam Newton: 11/19, 136 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, Rushing Stats: 18 carries, 70 yards, Receiving Stats: 1 reception, 22 yards.

23rd- Clemson (Auburn wins 27-24 OT) Cam Newton: 7/14, 203 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions. Rushing Stats: 17 carries, 68 yards.

51st- South Carolina (Auburn wins 35-27) Cam Newton: 16/21, 158 yards, 2 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 25 carries, 176 yards, 3 touchdowns.

67th- Louisiana- Monroe (Auburn wins 52-3) Cam Newton: 14/19, 245 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, Rushing Stats: 1 carry, -11 yards, Punting Stats: 1 punt, 22 yards.

49th- Kentucky (Auburn wins 37-34) Cam Newton: 13/21, 210 yards, 1 interception, Rushing Stats: 28 carries, 198 yards, 4 touchdowns.

33rd- Arkansas (Auburn wins 65-43) Cam Newton: 10/14, 140 yards, 1 touchdown, Rushing Stats: 25 carries, 188 yards, 3 touchdowns.

8th- LSU (Auburn wins 24-17) Cam Newton: 10/16, 86 yards, Rushing Stats: 28 carries, 217 yards, 2 touchdowns.

80th- Mississippi (Auburn wins 51-31) Cam Newton: 18/24, 209 yards, 2 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 11 carries, 45 yards, Receiving Stats: 1 reception, 20 yards, 1 touchdown.

NA- Chattanooga (Auburn wins 62-24) Cam Newton: 15/21, 317 yards, 4 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 8 carries, 24 yards, 1 touchdown.

30th- Georgia (Auburn wins 49-31) Cam Newton: 12/15, 148 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, Rushing Stats: 30 carries, 151 yards, 2 touchdowns.

6th- Alabama (Auburn wins 28-27) Cam Newton: 13/20, 216 yards, 3 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 22 carries, 39 yards, 1 touchdown.

51st- South Carolina (Auburn wins 56-17) Cam Newton: 17/28, 335 yards, 4 touchdowns, Rushing Stats: 14 carries, 73 yards, 2 touchdowns.

The point is that Cam can play against good defensive teams and he has shown it. If Luck doesn’t come out the Panthers need to take Newton not as a consolation prize but as a franchise quarterback. Newton and Luck will both have very successful NFL careers and hopefully at least one of them will be with the Carolina Panthers.

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are we even sure Newton is declaring?

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nope

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If I were Cam Newton I would wait and see if Luck Declares and do the opposite.

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I think is Luck doesn't declare, then we should trade down, acquire some picks, and draft Mallet. Mallet's scouting reports say that the only thing that seperates him from Luck, is that Luck plays in a pro style system. Mallet has all the physical tools to make all the throws.

...We all saw what being in a prostyle system did for Clausen... Nothing :confused:

Only problem is who would want to trade up is Luck doesnt declare

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haha comparing him to Vick, he's like a half foot taller than Vick and I don't think he's anywhere near as fast... but he does have a nice arm...

he could be great, I'd be fine with him tbh, but there is a lot more risk with Newton than with Luck.

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Newt is a lot more Rothlisberger than he is Vick.

He could be a player.

Not as polished as Luck, but more athletic and maybe more upside.

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I'm fine with Newton if Luck isn't there. I just don't want him at #1.

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I think is Luck doesn't declare, then we should trade down, acquire some picks, and draft Mallet. Mallet's scouting reports say that the only thing that seperates him from Luck, is that Luck plays in a pro style system. Mallet has all the physical tools to make all the throws.

...We all saw what being in a prostyle system did for Clausen... Nothing :confused:

Only problem is who would want to trade up is Luck doesnt declare

which scouting reports say that? because uh, I've never heard "Mallet is just like Luck but plays in a different offense."

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Yeah, Mallett screams Derek Anderson. Maybe a ceiling of Drew Bledsoe. Big/huge/awesome arm, everything else is meh.

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I didn't compare him Vick, analyst man I searched the comparison. I got Vick, Young, Rothlisberger, and Freeman.

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I think is Luck doesn't declare, then we should trade down, acquire some picks, and draft Mallet. Mallet's scouting reports say that the only thing that seperates him from Luck, is that Luck plays in a pro style system. Mallet has all the physical tools to make all the throws.

...We all saw what being in a prostyle system did for Clausen... Nothing :confused:

Only problem is who would want to trade up is Luck doesnt declare

I wouldn't take Mallet after what the Auburn defense did to him.

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