Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney insists he’s still undecided and his phone isn’t ringing as he prepares to use the top pick in next week’s NFL draft according to the Associated Press.
In an interview Thursday night, Hurney was quick to praise Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, but stressed they’ve made no final decision and haven’t received an offer from another team to move up to No. 1.
“If the draft was tomorrow we could go ahead and make decisions,” Hurney said, “but we have a week left and we’re going to continue to refine those decisions.”
Newton has become the popular choice for Carolina in various mock drafts. The 6-foot-5 Newton took college football by storm in his only season as a starter in 2010 when he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to the national championship.