Wasn't Cam Newton the known pick of the Panthers from the getgo. Dispite all the naysayers, i thought it was widely known that the newly hired HC of the Panthers was extremely high on Cam Newton.
No a lot of people argued they didn't need a QB. Clausen in his rookie year actually showed some promise. There where a lot of can't miss high end guys they could have taken. Cam was a huge risk with a lot of negatives. Everything from attitude concerns to mechanics and lack of experience. He had the heart of a lion and was a great leader on the field with a huge up side however. It is kind of odd how last year he looked like a technical QB and was pouting on the side line. Exact oppose of what people thought he was.