He has an enormous smile, and perhaps the ego to boot.
His charisma is undeniable, but then again, so are questions surrounding his college eligibility or criticisms targeting his fatherâ€™s crooked interests.
His athleticism is evident, but does he have the polish to run an offense?
Cam Newton is a hero in Auburn, Alabama, with legions of adoring fans celebrating his sheer talent.Â It seems Newton is vilified nearly everywhere else.
Newton is easily is the polarizing figure â€“ the antagonist, if you will â€“ in next weekâ€™s NFL Draft.Â Newton is likely an early selection, possibly No. 1 overall, but first, a stop today at Dove Valley to meet with Broncos officials.
John Elway has lauded Newtonâ€™s arm, though itâ€™s unlikely Denver drafts the Heisman Trophy winner with the second overall spot.Â Â Taking a quarterback so early would be a major failure by the Broncos, given far more pressing needs on the defensive end.Â Even if Denver wanted Newton, itâ€™s becoming increasingly apparent the decision-makers in Carolina donâ€™t believe quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who was drafted last year, is the answer (something I could have told them last year).
The Denver Post also reports two other players are visiting Dove Valley today: Edmond Gates, a wide receiver from Abilene Christian, and Baylor running back Jay Finley, a former teammate of Broncos center J.D. Walton.
The Broncos have additional meetings planned Wednesday.Â The other top quarterback available in next weekâ€™s draft, Missouriâ€™s Blaine Gabbert, will be in town, along with guard/tackle Benjamin Ijalana of Villanova and Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas.