Agreed on Fairley but guys like Green and Peterson and so on are a lot better at their position than Cam is at his. Unfortunately for us, we picked a terrible year to have the #1 pick because no one is really worth it.
Newton is a gamble at one of the most important and challenging positions in the NFL. It'll be hard to get rid of him because we will have a lot invested in him and might not want to give it up.
I would like to get Green but only if Clausen isn't the QB next year. This year just fuging sucks to have our pick.
Jimmy Clausen didn't throw a TD pass to a single WR last year......that alone would make bringing in a Green a gamble of a move. Green is 100% reliant on a QB to get him involved.
also, I still don't get how drafting a CB #1 isn't a huge gamble. There is a reason in the past decade none have gone in the top 5. Not sure if any have even gone in the top 10.
You pay anyone at the #1 spot and it will be hard to get rid of them of they are a bust. If you hit on Cam w/ a team like Carolina....the upside is far greater than hitting on anyone else.