Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
IMHO, the Panthers, a team with many holes to fill, are raving about Newton in an attempt to entice some other team to offer a nice package to move up to nab Newton for themselves.
Newton may well go #1 to the Panthers, but as things stand today, I'll believe it when/if it happens.
While true I don't think anyone moves up to their spot leaving them stuck with him. They could go another route and IMO would be very wise to do so but it's tough pressure in that spot. I think if Bowers had stayed healthy he really could have changed the entire draft because a pass rushing DE is both worth a #1 pick and would also muster some excitement among their fan base. Being they are a team in such close proximity to SEC country Newton may be a popular pick amongst the masses which is who they need to appeal to.
And FYI I think Buffalo is doing the same thing as I don't believe they like either QB and hope that the Bengals or Cardinals jump ahead of them so Dareus will drop to them.