With Carson Palmer demanding a trade and saying "it's over" (according to one FanPost), it might behoove us (I just said behoove) to keep ourselves updated on news regarding prospect quarterbacks heading into the NFL Draft this year.
On Thursday at 1PM (today), former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will kickoff his "media workout" at Cathedral High School in San Diego. The 45-minute "media workout" is intended to "provide a snapshot of Cam’s daily training regimen and routine as he prepares for his NFL career." He will workout for teams and scouts at a later time. Huh? According to SB Nation's Mocking the Draft, "Newton and his handlers told the USA Today that the workout is intended to 'differentiate himself from Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell.'" He could, you know, just prove he's emotionally stable to separate himself from those two. But that's neither here nor there.
According to Draft Insider, six different teams are ranking Cam Newton as the number one prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft. This could work out for the Bengals. If any of those teams are one of the three teams drafting ahead of Cincinnati, the Bengals have a better shot at drafting defensive tackle Auburn's Nick Fairley, defensive end Da'Quan Bowers or cornerback Patrick Peterson; positions the Bengals could stand to improve on defense. Or A.J. Green (if I don't say his name, I'll somehow slapped across the face by certain readers while walking downtown).
In other Cam Newton news, Auburn is forced to pay $170,000 worth of legal fees because of the investigation into wrong-doing during Newton's recruitment.