With a national championship team featuring quarterback Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Auburn is sending a lot of talent to the NFL this year, including, potentially, two of the first five players off the board.
So it’s no surprise that many of the key decision-makers on the teams with the highest draft picks were in attendance at Auburn’s Pro Day today.
Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer reports that those in attendance today included Carolina coach Ron Rivera, Denver coach John Fox and executive vice president John Elway, Buffalo G.M. Buddy Nix, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis, Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt and Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur and G.M. Tom Heckert. That means every team with a Top 6 pick sent either its head coach, its general manager or both.
All indications are that Newton looked better throwing today than he had at the Combine, and that Fairley had a good day as well.