2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton Gaining Steam as Number One Selection

March 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While Blaine Gabbert could quickly change minds in Carolina with a strong showing at his Pro Day, it's looking like Cam Newton is the preferred candidate to take over as the franchise quarterback for the Panthers.
After sending six representatives to Auburn's Pro Day and going back to Alabama for a private workout to view Newton, it's becoming very clear that the team is looking to turn the page on the Jimmy Clausen era rather quickly.
While a lot of things could change between now and the draft, if the Panthers don't trade the pick it'd be a big surprise if they don't roll the dice on the self-proclaimed icon. 

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