During his Wednesday visit to ProFootballTalk Live, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock talked about Cam Newton’s chances of being picked in the top 10 of the 2011 draft.
Mayock explained that he buys Newton the quarterback, and that the question is whether a team will buy Newton the person.
Mayock thinks that someone in the top 10 will feel strongly about Newton as a quarterback and as a person, and that both Newton and Blaine Gabbert — the guy Mayock regards as the top quarterback in the draft — will be taken among the first 10 picks.
Mayock also touched on the chances of Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett being taken in the next 10, or the next 10 after that.
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