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generic the Carolina Panthers select Cam Newton, click quarterback, Auburn.” These are the words that were announced by the NFL commissioner welcoming in one of the most talented players to ever enter the league. Cam was supposed to be the franchise, the game changer the Panthers needed to lift them to the promise land. And after a record-breaking rookie season, everyone was on board believing the hype was real, even the detractors who predicted a massive crash and burn result.” width=”300″ height=”188″ /> “…and with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn.” These are the words that were announced by the NFL commissioner welcoming in one of the most talented players to ever enter the league. Cam was supposed to be the franchise, the game changer the Panthers needed to lift them to the promise land. And after a record-breaking rookie season, everyone was on board believing the hype was real, even the detractors who predicted a massive crash and burn result.