NFL Network’s Mike Mayock held out for a while, but he now ranks Cam Newton on his No. 2 quarterback prospect.
Throughout the draft process, Mayock has ranked Newton below Jake Locker among quarterbacks and not among his top-15 players overall. After more film work and positive feedback about the interview process, Mayock moved Newton ahead of Locker.
“[Newton] is dotting his Is & crossing Ts,” Mayock said on Monday’s Path to the Draft on NFL Network. “He’s done a great job in team interviews. I’m starting to buy that the kid cares.”
While Mayock’s opinion matters a lot to us, the only people that Newton really cares about at this point reside in North Carolina.
And I think that anyone other than Newton going No. 1 overall would be an upset at this point. (Note how I dropped the royal “we” for once. I’m not sure Florio is with me on that one.)