Cam Newton Schedules Pre-Combine Workout

Cecil Newton, the controversial father of Auburn University Heisman Trophy quarterback Cam Newton, is inviting the media to watch his son in a pre-Combine workout in San Diego, Bruce Feldman of ESPN reports.

"Cam is ready arm-wise and footwork-wise," George Whitfield, Newton's quarterback coach, said on Thursday. "We've had a heckuva of regimen, but he has really made some giant strides in getting this routine from under center down. His dad is seeing that, and saying let's go public before the [NFL] Combine."

Newton will workout for the media on February 10.

Because Newton worked primarily out of shotgun formations in college, NFL scouts and talent evaluators will want to see Newton's footwork when taking snaps from center during pre-draft workouts.

Recent quarterbacks coming out of the spread offense in college have opted to not throw at the Combine, opting to use the time between their workouts in Indianapolis and their individual pro days to refine and hone their footwork.

"He'll do a lot of drops, a lot of perimeter throws, a lot of things from in the pocket -sliding and moving from pressure and a lot of things in rhythm and taking some snaps from under center, where he'll take the five and seven (step drops)," Whitfield said.

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