In leading Auburn to its 14-0 season and victory over Oregon in the BCS title game, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newton led the Tigers with 1,473 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He also was the NCAA’s most efficient passer (182.05 rating), completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,854 yards, 30 scores, and seven interceptions.

In Sporting News draft expert Russ Lande’s most recent mock draft, he had Newton being selected 12th overall by Minnesota.

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