After Cam Newton’s media-only workouts last month, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer (now an analyst for ESPN) raved about the 2010 Heisman winner.
“That was phenomenal,” Dilfer said. “If scouts saw this they’d have been slobbering.”
But not everyone agrees. Former NFL quarterback Jack Trudeau, who currently co-hosts a drive-time FOX Sports Radio show with Dominic Zaccagnini, said during my weekly Monday morning visit that Newton has flaws.
“I love his arm,” Trudeau said of Newtown. “But his mechanics suck.”
Trudeau explained that it was the mechanics and not timing issues with unfamiliar receivers that hurt Newton at the Scouting Combine. Trudeau also believes that Newton showed similar mechanical flaws at his media-only session.
Trudeau spent 10 seasons in the NFL, with 12 starts. He finished his career with more than 10,000 passing yards.
It’ll be interesting to see whether others spot mechanical flaws when Newton conducts his Pro Day workout on Tuesday. At a minimum, Newton must complete more than 11 of 21 passes when throwing to his own wideouts.