Tough to pass on Newton's potential

Originally Published: February 28, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A year ago, it was pretty easy to figure out the St. Louis Rams had no choice but to draft Sam Bradford instead of Ndamukong Suh. A potential franchise quarterback will have more impact -- long- and short-term -- than a dominating defensive tackle.

A Cam Newton-Nick Fairley debate isn't as one-sided. Newton showed at the combine Sunday he's no slam dunk to be offensive rookie of the year. Though his powerful right arm is electrifying, the mechanics of transforming from a one-year spread ...

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