Earlier today down in San Diego, former Auburn QB Cam Newton put on a display for the media in which he showcased the workouts he's been putting himself through in preparation for the 2011 NFL Draft. The Heisman Trophy winner has apparently been working out six days a week with quarterback coach George Whitfield Jr. and has also been getting advice from Warren Moon. While Newton is incredibly athletic, he has plenty of doubters when it comes to his general quarterbacking skills.
One person who has been sold on the Newton skills package is ESPN analyst and former quarterback Trent Dilfer. In the video below, after Newton makes some comments, Dilfer showers him with praise. Shelley Smith asked Dilfer about how valuable this workout really is since he's in shorts and a t-shirt. Dilfer felt it was of value because he was attempting more difficult throws than one might otherwise see. I haven't seen the full video so I can't argue one way or the other in regards to Dilfer's comment so we'll just have to take it at face value.
Dilfer thinks Newton's draft stock will skyrocket after this film gets out to the teams. He thinks the ceiling is astronomical and that will have scouts, GMs, and coaches slobbering over Newton. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he shot up the draft board, but that obviously doesn't guarantee he'll be a success. It sounds like he's working hard to improve himself, but will it be enough?