With a little more than 24 hours to go before the draft, even people close to Cam Newton like his advisor Warren Moon don’t know exactly what Carolina will do with the No. 1 overall pick.
“I’m not completely sure; I’m about 90% sure [Newton will go first],” Moon said on “Doug and Wolf” on Sports 620 KTAR in Arizona.
Moon says the Panthers have kept their intentions a secret, even if he’s relatively confident they want Newton.
“Usually at this point, a team has played their hand,” Moon said, before noting the Panthers have played things “close to the vest.”
We like that there’s a little uncertainty with the top pick this year. The last No. 1 overall pick surprise actually came on the night before the draft in 2006, when word leaked out that Mario Williams would be Houston’s pick over Reggie Bush.
Don’t expect any similar fireworks tonight with Carolina managing to keep things quiet.