Newton To Hold Private Workout For Bengals

Newton will work out for Bengals

NFL.com is reportingthat Cam Newton, the next Mike Vick or Akili Smith depending upon who you ask, is scheduled to hold a private workout with Bengals staff in the next several days.  The Bengals are one of 8 teams on Newton’s dance card according to the source.  Newton is the lightning rod of this year’s draft class, with a high-risk/high-reward proposition for NFL decision makers. 

Newton possesses rare size and athleticism and won a national championship at Auburn to go with his Heisman Trophy.  On the other hand, he has only one year of experience as a starting quarterback in Division I football, and played out of a very simple spread offense in college.

But don’t get too excited or upset (depending upon your perspective) about the upcoming workout.  Newton will also see Carolina and Buffalo, both of whom pick before the Bengals do at 4.  A separate report indicated that Newton has already had private dinner meetings with the Panthers and the Bills, and Panthers head man Ron Rivera was at Auburn’s pro day on Tuesday. 

There’s also word from Carolina that Jimmy Clausen, last year’s second round pick has lost favor with Panther decision-makers, lending credence to the notion that Carolina might go quarterback with the first overall pick.


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