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February 27, 2011

This just in: Newton athletic

    Auburn QB Cam Newton put up some more impressive numbers in the early portion of his workout at the scouting combine Sunday morning.

    Newton ran his 40-yard dashes in unofficial times of 4.58 and 4.59 seconds, blazing times for a 6-foot-5, 248-pounder. More impressive were his standing broad jump numbers of 10 feet, 6 inches and 10-3. 

    While the "gymnastics" portions of the process may not impress some, what he proved this morning was that he's an extremely explosive athlete.

    The broad jump is one of the measures scouts look at to determine that burst a player needs on the field in many instances.

    He's scheduled to throw soon, and we'll update that as the afternoon goes on.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on February 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM | Permalink

Comments

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Posted by: matt | Feb 27, 2011 1:02:07 PM

Been watching him through. he is all over the place.

Posted by: Gut | Feb 27, 2011 1:26:02 PM

Been watching him through. he is all over the place.

Posted by: Gut | Feb 27, 2011 1:26:03 PM

Gut: NO offense, but hard to take your evaluation when you can't spell THROW.

Posted by: Reginald Spicyweiner | Feb 27, 2011 2:04:44 PM

Gut: NO offense, but hard to take your evaluation when you can't spell THROW.

Posted by: Reginald Spicyweiner | Feb 27, 2011 2:04:44 PM

Huh...so does he have a good follow-throw on his delivery? Wakka wakka wakka.

Posted by: jobu | Feb 27, 2011 2:16:18 PM

@ Matt

Lol keep dreaming, have u seen him throw? Sure is under and overthrowing receivers. Sure he might be a super athletic, but he is at best a 2-3yr project that isn't worth drafting #1 overall.

Posted by: oh wow | Feb 27, 2011 2:57:37 PM

@oh wow, Your negativity is pathetic!None of these other qb's wanted to throw this weekend, and Cam did, so screw them!Bottom line is Cam gets it done on the field and he will be a pretty good starter not this year, but next year for us or some other team!

Posted by: jah p | Feb 27, 2011 4:13:17 PM

Ha! Yea, I did that. Well played sirs. Still, I thought we were looking for someone to step in now. Not a project.

Posted by: Gut | Feb 27, 2011 4:20:35 PM

@jah p

Negative? Seems like I was given my opinion on how he performed today. Is he a day 1 starter to you or a "project"? Seems like a project to me.

Did Ryan M threw today? If so he as well had nothing to hide. Matter of fact I heard he was even better than Cam N today. Funny how you say next year is when Cam N will produce, what about this yr? We need a QB who can start rightaway.

Posted by: oh wow | Feb 27, 2011 6:28:26 PM

"None of these other qb's wanted to throw this weekend, and Cam did, so screw them".

Oh really because I could have sworn that Mallet, Ponder, and Kolin( however u spell his name) K as well threw in the combine? Clearly they did or you just watched Newton perform and that was it? Mallet and Ponder performed way better than Cam N today. The only Qb who didn't perform was the overhype Blaine G.

Cam N was good on 3 step drops, I will give him that. But was horrendous in 5-7 step drop passes. Over/under throwing receivers.

"he will be a pretty good starter not this year, but next year for us or some other team!"

Key word you said is "next yr" is when he will produce. Funny how the fans in general want him to be the #1 overall pick who won't start in maybe 1-3yrs because he is a project. Wouldn't be in shock if Newton is thrown under the bus( for not living up to the hype like Clausen) and hear we want Andrew L. It never ends.

Posted by: mark smith | Feb 27, 2011 7:45:59 PM

Would make a great wide receiver.

Posted by: Incamprehensible | Feb 27, 2011 10:45:37 PM

I thought the combine was next week :(

Posted by: Blaine Gabbert | Feb 27, 2011 11:14:08 PM

@ mark smith

You forgot that Jake Locker as well throwing good at the combine. Also you misspelled Colin K just to help you out.

Anyway we all can sit here and guess what will happend, but I rather wait and see what will they actually do with the pick. Nobody knows what the organization is thinking or who they want to draft.

But if(key word) I was a gm, I would draft a impact player who can play rigthaway over a project. This is a win now league, most teams/fanbases aren't going to wait very long until a player is fully develop. Especially with all of the hype he is getting just to sit when you had invested a high draft pick on him.

Posted by: jerome carter | Feb 27, 2011 11:58:58 PM

He would make for a very interesting Wildcat player, but doubt he would go along with that idea. Always thought Kordel was perfect as Slash and he screwed himself by insisting on being a QB only.

Posted by: Sportsdon | Feb 28, 2011 9:38:10 AM

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