It continues to look increasingly like the Panthers are going to select Cam Newton with the first overall pick in April’s draft, but there is a caveat. Owner Jerry Richardson still isn’t completely sold on Newton, a source with knowledge of the Panthers’ draft plans told CBSSports.com.
Still, Richardson will likely defer to his personnel staff, and many of them have met with Newton, and like him. Another player the Panthers continue to be enamored with is former Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says he finds this impossible to believe but people he trusts insist the Panthers could trade down and take Green.