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Cam Newton Schedules Early Workout
Photo - QB Cam Newton - Auburn
QB Cam Newton of Auburn has scheduled a workout in San Diego for February 10th that will be open to the media. Newton declared for the NFL Draft 2011 in January and is one of the premier prospects at the position this year. Though he clearly needs to answer some key questions about his overall development, he is one of the Wild Cards in the first round at this point of the process. NFL teams according to league rules say, teams can attend a private workout for a player only at the player’s school or in his hometown. In addition, teams are not allowed to work out a player who has been invited to the NFL Combine before the event in late February. The NFL Combine is scheduled for Feb 23rd thru March 1st in Indianapolis, In.
We will have a complete scouting report on the NFL Combine and Pro Days in the newsletters in March and April. We will also have an updated workout report prior to the NFL Draft.
Newton’s scheduled workout will be only a few weeks before the NFL Combine. Newton wants to show the progress that he has made since winning the Heisman Trophy and BCS national title game in early January. He will be working with noted QB coach George Whitfield who has also worked with Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger among other big name NFL passers. Whitfield has been working with Newton since the Auburn’s victory over Oregon and hopes to improve his overall mechanics from his initial setup from center and setting his feet in the pocket to throw the ball. Newton played almost exclusively in a shotgun spread offense at Auburn and rarely went under center or went through his progressions in the pocket for secondary receivers.
Whether Newton intends to attend the NFL Combine is unclear, though his early indications after declaring was that he would go center stage in Indianapolis in front of NFL front office brass. The Auburn pro day is also an option for Newton, though many events at the schools for the top prospects has been limited in many respects to a few drills according to how they do at the NFL Combine. The NFL Combine will probably determine which events they participate in at the pro day in the spring.