NFL Draft: Looking at Cam Newton and Nick Fairley’s Chances of Being Successful

January 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's official. Cam Newton and Nick Fairley are both heading to the NFL fresh off a national championship at Auburn. It wasn't a surprise that Newton and Fairley decided to come out early, but now that they have, many are wondering how they'll fare in the pro game.
Newton had a solid performance against Oregon in the BCS championship, although he missed on a couple of throws that would have led to easy scores. As far as Fairley, he was a disruptive force throughout the night against the Ducks and his performance put him in the conversation for being the No. 1 overall pick in April.
Both players are physically gifted and have the talent to make it at the NFL level. But with almost any young player, they are going to have to overcome some faults and issues to be successful. Let's take a look at each player individually and examine what they need to do to be a force in the NFL.

Cam Newton
2010 notable stats: 30 pass TD, 20 rush TD, 2,854 pass yards, 1,473 rush yards...

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