Best NFL draft fits for Cam Newton
In looking at the best draft fits for Cam Newton, the best is a place he can wait
- US PresswireChan Gailey or Mike Shanahan might offer ideal situations to develop Cam Newton's skills.
To see Cam Newton's pro day workout live at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, watch here.
It almost goes without saying that NFL teams with a rookie quarterback as their best option aren't very good. So in a league in which any team can turn it around quickly, avoiding the use of a rookie isn't just good for the rookie, it's good for the team. It gives you a far better chance of avoiding the top 10 in the draft the next season, and as it has so many times -- Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Tony Romo are more recent examples -- it allows your young quarterback a chance to digest the NFL game from the sideline as opposed to being force-fed under center.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the teams I consider the five best possible landing places for Cam Newton as you work down the top 15 picks in April's draft.
Buffalo Bills (No. 3 pick)
To read about the rest of the best fits, you must be an ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Sources: Johnson to Bucs on massive deal
- Still kicking: Vinatieri agrees to Colts return
- Source: Texans release veteran TE Daniels
- Sources: If no trade, Bucs likely to cut Revis
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
The 2011 NFL Draft