While many draft experts and NFL analysts believe that the risk of drafting Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with a high draft pick could outweigh its reward. Most believe that Newton's chances of being a bust are very high, and, like the other quarterbacks in this year's draft class, aren't worth a top-five or maybe even a top-10 draft pick.
However, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis may believe the exact opposite. After Newton's workout with the Bengals, Lewis said that Newton has "it." What exactly is "it"? You'll have to click the jump to find out.
"It," apparently is what quarterbacks need if they want to excel as an NFL quarterback.
"He’s got it,’’ Lewis said. "You’ve got to be a guy that is stand up, ready-to-take-control kind of guy.
"He’s gone through some adversity that’s been created around him. Some self-inflicted at times. Probably some inflicted by the environment around him at times. Some made up, probably. But whatever it is, he’s been successful. He shoulders responsibilities, and he’s done well with it.’’