This is exactly correct. Nick Fairley was the #2 choice behind Newton just 2 short months ago. I had laughed and pointed at his supporters and then they all mysteriously "did their homework" around the time ESPN and Randomnflmockdraft.com started sliding him way down and started favoring someone else.
2 short months ago before mass critique, interviews, test scores, combines and pro days.
Hype is always effective to some extent. It even effects you whether you want to believe it or not. All there is now is a bunch of opinions, get over it.