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Newton would have to be developed into an NFL QB. So we would have 3 projects (Newton, Clausen, Edwards) and one below average veteran (Moore)

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Here is the ultimate question:

1) If Newton works out we have a franchise QB for the next 10 years if it doesn't then we will be set back wt least 2-3 more years...so is this worth the risk?

Yes, but i think it would only set us back one year, being we would just be out one possible impact DT. And still be marching the same mediocre qbs out on the field year after year. At some point you have to take a chance on a qb unless you want our franchise to keep playing road-grade qbs for the next 20 years.

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Newton would have to be developed into an NFL QB. So we would have 3 projects (Newton, Clausen, Edwards) and one below average veteran (Moore)

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Well Clausen was already supposed to be NFL ready, so that doesn't seem to make as much difference as people want to believe...and Edwards is not a QB, he's a WR. Every other QB on the roster is 100% expendable.

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i'm not opposed to the idea of newton but will everyone feel so gung-ho about him if he doesn't throw at the combine?

Personally I'm reserved spending our #1 on him until he does go to the combine. It's not just the throwing for me, but I'm eager to see how the interview process & evaluations go. From how he's carried himself so far, I expect good things but we'll see.

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Would Luck have been worth the risk? Would Barkley be worth the risk? Would Flacco or Aaron Rodgers have been worth the risk? At some point, you just have to stop being scared and go for it.

For the record I think it is definitely worth the risk but I need to see more from Newton before I feel like HE is worth taking this risk. I hope he throws at the combine and I will definitely be anxious to hear about his official workout.

And I do feel that messing up this pick will set us back multiple years bc it will take time to replace the player ee could have had. Bad decisions at the top of the draft are the reason we are where we are right now and we now have at least another year or two of mediocrity to look forward to before we will sniff the playoffs. Bad draft picks do that...but great picks (like if Newton works out) can put us back in the hunt in a year and would keep us there for the next decade. I hate to admit it but a great DT, WR, or CB wont do that.

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Well Clausen was already supposed to be NFL ready, so that doesn't seem to make as much difference as people want to believe...and Edwards is not a QB, he's a WR. Every other QB on the roster is 100% expendable.

Is this supposed to be some argument for drafting Newton?

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Let me just say that I was 100% against any discussion about drafting Cam Newton #1 overall from the first time it was ever mentioned. I still don't think a rational GM would do it.

But after watching some video from his workouts... holy cow, I did not realize how big this kid actually is. Right now he is all potential. He has a TON of potential. But the #1 overall pick should NEVER be used on someone who just has potential. The #1 pick needs to go to someone that is a sure thing. Right now, Nick Fairley is just about the only sure thing in this draft.

...other than Dwayne Harris, who will go 3rd or 4th round to some incredibly smart, lucky team... :D

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Personally I'm reserved spending our #1 on him until he does go to the combine. It's not just the throwing for me, but I'm eager to see how the interview process & evaluations go. From how he's carried himself so far, I expect good things but we'll see.

I wouldn't count on him throwing at the combine. He will be there and will interview but I would expect him to hold out until pro day where he has a little bit more control over it. From what i have heard Cam is willing to throw but is being advised not to.

Before everyone jumps on Cam over that this happens every single year. RARELY to the top three or four QB's throw at the combine. I don't think any of the "big 4" last year threw at the combine.

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Let me just say that I was 100% against any discussion about drafting Cam Newton #1 overall from the first time it was ever mentioned. I still don't think a rational GM would do it.

But after watching some video from his workouts... holy cow, I did not realize how big this kid actually is. Right now he is all potential. He has a TON of potential. But the #1 overall pick should NEVER be used on someone who just has potential. The #1 pick needs to go to someone that is a sure thing. Right now, Nick Fairley is just about the only sure thing in this draft.

...other than Dwayne Harris, who will go 3rd or 4th round to some incredibly smart, lucky team... :D

Name one #1 overall pick that wasn't drafted on potential.

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Name one #1 overall pick that wasn't drafted on potential.

You missed the word "just" in the quote "But the #1 overall pick should NEVER be used on someone who just has potential."

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You missed the word "just" in the quote "But the #1 overall pick should NEVER be used on someone who just has potential."

Then how about we draft Cam Newton because he's "just" the best football player in the entire draft?

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Newton is all potential though. Almost nothing from his college play will translate to the NFL. I have a hard time trusting a QB that ran the ball just as many times as he threw it with the #1 pick. Not to mention he started a grand total of 1 year. Everyone is so giddy over the physical attributes (which while special for a QB, are not that special in the NFL) they ignore the giant question marks about his game that unfortunately can't be answered by tightly scripted workouts. I'm just a little apprehensive about a one year wonder that not only was in a gimmick offense, but was 50/50 QB/RB.

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