Heisman Trophy winning Auburn quarterback Cam Newton put on quite a show today for the media during a workout in San Diego, according to former Super Bowl quarterback and current ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer.
Dilfer said Newton is a specimen who towers over him despite the fact that Dilfer is 6’4″. He loved the young quarterback’s foot work and ability to make all the throws. The former quarterback was amazed at how far he has come in just a couple weeks of working out with quarterback coach George Whitfield.
The former Baltimore Ravens signal-caller couldn’t have spoken higher about the way Newton looked in the workout. He was shocked at the quick and compact release and throwing motion by the big guy.
The ESPN personality said Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon was also in attendance and Dilfer said Moon was just as impressed by the workout.
He raved about Newton’s accuracy as a thrower. According to Dilfer, the Heisman Trophy winner was able to throw the ball through the wind with great velocity and accuracy. On the ESPN telecast he said there were four or five balls which were dropped because the velocity on Newton’s ball was so strong.
He said it was one of the most phenomenal personal workouts he had ever seen.
Dilfer was off the charts in his praise of Newton.
He didn’t say he knew Newton’s football acumen, so he wouldn’t commit about how quickly he thought Newton would be able to grasp a NFL offensive system and take over as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
According to Dilfer, Newton is at least a top five pick. He said there’s no way that a talent like Newton will remain on the board very long, meaning the first four or five pick. He said there’s no way Newton last until the tenth pick which is owned by the Redskins.