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SportingNews: Cam Newton best arm strength and accuracy in the class but not a first round prospect

The link takes you to the SportingNews WarRoom page because the following is an excerpt from their draft preview magazine. The person in the cubicle next to me was reading it so I snatched it (naturally) and found some bits to share with the Rumblers. Their positional rankings and scouting are based on War Room Scouts and SportingNews claims they are based on watching film of every single game in college. To demonstrate how this scouting has given them some unique results the magazine lists Jimmy Smith as the best cornerback prospect, Mark Ingram as the fourth best running back, Marcel Dareus is their third rated DT, and they claim the offensive tackle class gets a grade of A+ with Anthony Castonzo as a top 10 talent and Solder and Tyron Smith joining him as elite prospects in their mind. As you can see, they arent afraid to tell you what they think. So here are their QB thoughts: Strongest Arm: Cam Newton - Newton has rare, elite arm strength and has consistently shown the ability to throw the ball way down the field with excellent zip and accuracy. There is no question that he has the arm strength that few NFL quarterbacks possess." Most Accurate: Cam Newton - While Newton made a lot of throws last season at Auburn that he will never even try in the NFL, he was remarkably accurate on film. What was most impressive was his ability to make throws of 20-plus yards accurately. He did so when he needed to make touch passes and when he was called to put a lot of zip on the ball. Despite these incredible reviews, Cam Newton was still ranked fourth on their QB prospect list with Gabbert as 1, Kaepernick as 2, and Ponder as 3. They graded these guys different facets out of 9 and to give you an idea: Arm Strength: Newton (9), Gabbert (8), Kaepernick (7), Ponder (5) Accuracy: Newton (8), Gabbert (7.5), Kaep (7), Ponder (6) Field Vision: Ponder (8), Kaep (7), Gabbert (6.5), Newton (5.5) Running Ability: Newton (9), Kaep/Gabbert (8), Ponder (7.5) Intangibles: Ponder (9), Kaep (8.5) Gabbert (8), Newton (5.5) Other: Quickest Release - Nathan Enderle (Idaho), Most Dangerous Runner - Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech), Most Battle-Tested - Greg McElroy (Alabama) SportingNews says the risk is too high with Newton and that no QB with his types of red flags has ever become successful in the NFL. Go buy the magazine if you're interested in more, or just steal it from a co-worker like I did! These guys definitely go out on some limbs and I found it refreshing and worth the read through.

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