Yesterday was arguably one of the bigger days for NFL Pro Days this month as Auburn QB Cam Newton showed off his skills for the scouts down in the deep South. Todd McShay provided some discussion on Newton's performance as most folks were fairly impressed coming out of the Auburn Pro Day:
Cam Newton's pro day workout on the Auburn campus went about as well as could be expected, with Newton showing improved mechanics and anticipation in front of talent evaluators from most of the teams picking at the top of the draft.
Originally scripted to include 55 throws, the workout was expanded to 67 as Newton and quarterback coach George Whitfield made a few extra passes of their own and took requests for specific throws from some of the NFL coaches in attendance. Fox and Arizona's Ken Whisenhunt in particular seemed to show the most interest and hit it off best with Newton.
Might it be enough to get Cam Newton selected in the top six picks? I know some folks here would love to have Cam Newton as the 49ers quarterback, but I personally would just love to see him go in the top six picks. Anything to drop some consistent talent to the 49ers at the seventh overall pick.
Today's really should focus in on California and Alabama. The Golden Bears most prominent player is Cameron Jordan, who could very well fit in as a 3-4 defensive end for the 49ers. Beyond Jordan Cal sends the likes of RB Shane Vereen and ILB Mike Mohamed to their workout today. The 49ers have some question marks at inside linebacker with Takeo Spikes potentially walking. NaVorro Bowman would seem to be the answer, but with a new coach in Jimt Harbaugh, who really knows what he and Vic Fangio have planned for the defense over the long term/
Alabama will be interesting with the likes of Marcell Dareus, Julius Jones, and Mark Ingram working out today. Dareus has been projected all over the place thus far. He could slot inside for 4-3 teams or move to defensive end in a 3-4 defense. Would you take Dareus as a long term defensive option?
Wisconsin provides a similar question mark at a potential defensive end position in J.J. Watt. He seems incredibly talented but I'm not really sure what he can do in the 49ers 3-4. It sounds like he needs some more lower body strength to fit into a 3-4 defensive end role. Do our college football-loving folks have thoughts on Watt?
|03/03/2011||Baylor, FAU, Tulane, Utah State|
|03/04/2011||Alabama State, Albany State, Lindenwood, Troy, Weber State|
|03/07/2011||Arkansas Tech, Central Arkansas, Rhode Island, Tuskegee|
|03/08/2011||Alabama A&M, Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Auburn, Fordham, Liberty, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Prairie View A&M|
|03/09/2011||Alabama, BYU, California-Davis, California, Clark-Atlanta, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Mississippi State, Nebraska-Omaha, North Texas, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Rutgers, West Georgia, Wisconsin, UTEP|
|03/10/2011||Akron, Buffalo, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Texas Tech, West Texas, Wofford|
|03/11/2011||Eastern Illinois, Idaho, Jackson State, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Southern Miss, TCU, Tennessee|
|03/14/2011||Air Force, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, LSU, Montana, Newberry, Wake Forest, Widener|
|03/15/2011||Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, Emporia State, Florida, Kansas State, McNeese State, Montana State, Pittsburgh, Robert Morris, Southeast Louisiana, Towson|
|03/16/2011||Arkansas-Monticello, Bowie State, California (PA), Delaware, Florida A&M, Illinois, Indiana, James Madison, Louisian-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia Union, William & Mary|
|03/17/2011||Appalachian State, Grambling State, Lehigh, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, Missouri, North Alabama, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia|
|03/18/2011||Arkansas State, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Northwestern State (LA), Temple, Virginia Union|
|03/21/2011||Abilene Christian, Georgia Southern, Iowa, North Dakota State, Valdosta State|
|03/22/2011||Iowa State, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota State|
|03/23/2011||Boston College, Central Florida, Connecticut, East Carolina, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas State|
|03/24/2011||Boise State, Maine, Middle Tennessee State, UNLV, New Hampshire, New Mexico, San Diego State, South Florida, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky|
|03/25/2011||Arizona State, Ball State, Wofford|
|03/28/2011||Central Missouri, Cincinnati, Citadel, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, Rice|
|03/29/2011||Coastal Carolina, Texas, UCLA, Utah|
|03/30/2011||New Mexico State, North Carolina Central, Northern Iowa, Southern California, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Washington|
|03/31/2011||North Carolina, Stephen F. Austin|
|04/07/2011||Jacksonville State, Notre Dame|