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Mayock moves Cam Newton up on his quarterback rankings

Cam Newton

Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton throws for NFL football scouts during Auburn Pro Day, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Auburn, Ala.(AP Photo/Todd J. Van Emst)


NFL Network’s Mike Mayock held out for a while, but he now ranks Cam Newton on his No. 2 quarterback prospect.

Throughout the draft process, Mayock has ranked Newton below Jake Locker among quarterbacks and not among his top-15 players overall. After more film work and positive feedback about the interview process, Mayock moved Newton ahead of Locker.

"[Newton] is dotting his Is & crossing Ts,” Mayock said on Monday’s Path to the Draft on NFL Network. “He’s done a great job in team interviews. I’m starting to buy that the kid cares.”

While Mayock’s opinion matters a lot to us, the only people that Newton really cares about at this point reside in North Carolina.

And I think that anyone other than Newton going No. 1 overall would be an upset at this point. (Note how I dropped the royal “we” for once. I’m not sure Florio is with me on that one.)