Originally Posted by WMR
From what I've seen, Newton is a much more accurate QB right now than Pryor. I think his "improvement arc" is also much greater with more potential.
From my watching of Pryor last year I got the sense that he "wanted" to be a QB. He "wanted" to go through his progressions. He was a pass first run later QB. He didn't run until the play started to break down. From the little I have watched of Newton he is more of a dual threat type guy. He has more designed run plays, is more willing to take off early, he may be a more accurate QB but has never played in a pro style offense.
I don't know if Newton ever will become a solid NFL QB. I think it would be better for him to sit and learn for a year to fully understand a NFL offense. Over the past decade plus there has been one successful running QB and that has been Vick. And you could even make the point that its been a rocky ride as well. Guys who are two quick to leave the pocket often get hammered when they leave the pocket.