2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton To Buffalo In NFP Mock

2011 NFL mock drafts are all the rage right now, and while I promise not to inundate you with a post on every mock being thrown out there, I always find it worthwhile to bring up the work of the fine folks over at the National Football Post.

Wes Bunting and crew have unveiled their first Top 10 Mock Draft of the year, and Bunting has the Bills selecting Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the third overall pick.

We've been down this road with Bunting before. All the way back in mid-November, when the Bills were still in contention for the first overall pick, Bunting was linking Newton to Buffalo - even if the Bills ended up with that top pick.

Bunting's rationale for projecting Newton to Buffalo is quite similar to the rationale he put forth in November: he likes Newton's ability to "spin the football" through the unpredictable winds of Ralph Wilson Stadium, and he likes Newton's ability to extend plays under pressure behind the Bills' "poor" (his word) offensive line.

Newton has certainly seen his NFL draft stock rise in 2011. A virtual unknown in the pre-season thanks to his being kicked out of Florida and later landing at Auburn, Newton's incredible, Heisman-winning season - which included 48 total touchdowns on his part - was marred only by a pay-for-play scandal surrounding him and his father, Cecil.

GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey will both undoubtedly like Newton's raw physical tools, but these are two men who value intangibles, intelligence and character, as well - and in particular at the quarterback position. For those reasons, it's quite possible that they rank other prospects ahead of Newton come April.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker