Everybody has a take on the upcoming NFL draft. Here's mine...
1. Cam Newton, Auburn (6-foot-5, 244 pounds)
There are mixed opinions on the Heisman Trophy winner, but count me on the side of those that believe he’ll be a star at the next level. In a draft that lacks a “lock” at the position Newton’s upside make him the best option and a likely third-round pick.
2. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri (6-foot-4, 234 pounds)
He has the size and arm, but Gabbert’s accuracy has raised some red flags. Missouri’s conservative offense did allow for him to get much experience in a pro-style system. However, after an outstanding Pro Day, many of the doubters have jumped shipped. With his stock on the rise, look for him to also be a top five pick with a strong chance to be selected by the Panthers with the draft’s top pick.
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3. Christian Ponder, Florida State (6-2, 229) – a great combine has helped silenced question about arm strength.
4. Jake Locker, Washington (6-3, 237) – subpar offseason performances haven’t hurt his stock.
5. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada (6-5, 233) – has a big arm and plenty of athleticism, but his technique and experience raise questions.
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6. Andy Dalton, TCU, (6-2, 210)
7. Ryan Mallet, Arkansas (6-7, 247)
8. Ricky Stanzi, Iowa (6-4, 223)
9. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech (6-1, 217)
10. Nathan Enderle, Idaho (6-4, 240)
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