i wouldn't be a bit surprised if it was from a legit NFL exec. and i expect it was.
not all of them feel the same way about players. some execs like newton, others don't...but that's not a big deal because the same is said for most QBs in the league. aside from maybe brady, rodgers, and brees i'm sure they all have their detractors.
doesn't really matter though. no reason for panties to be all wadded up.
Believe it or not.
NFL teams were not nearly in disagreement on Cam as the TV folks wanted us to believe.
Everyone knew about Cam's talent and potential. The questions were his character and his pro readiness. And to be quite honest; just like the Panthers did, NFL teams and legitimate scouting service, found out quite easily and quickly that Cam was a leader, a hard worker, was liked every where he played --by both coaches and players, mostly ran when he had to/stayed in the pocket, and made Pro Throws, even in his spread offense at Auburn. That wasn't hard to find out, really.
All the alleged uncertainty we heard from the ESPN's (i.e. TV talking heads), etc., were just to create drama and uncertainly for the draft (even though Mel Kiper himself, who doesn't research players like teams, declared Cam the top picks, weeks in advance, when he realized NFL teams felt the same), or being fed dis-information from NFL teams, hoping to draft Cam (but knowing the Panthers would scoop him up with the 1st pick). It really wasn't close.
We were sold a bill of goods, actually. It was the loud, but wrong 'Chattering Class (trying to create drama and uncertainty with an easy target); vs the silent but correct and positive NFL types on that player, who did the actual research. That's why so many were so wrong, and still can't get over it.
I qualify/reckon, this as more chattering class nonsense.