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Cam Newton 46th on NFL Network's top 100

By Jonathan Jones
jjones@charlotteobserver.com

Current players around the league voted Panthers QB Cam Newton as the 46th-best overall player in the National Football League.

In an NFL Network special revealing players 41-50, Newton fell from his 40th-overall spot in 2012 but is still ranked among the top-10 quarterbacks in the league.

The video features Tampa Bay DT Gerald McCoy talking about how elusive Newton is, and Denver CB Champ Bailey said Newton looks how you want your quarterback to look.

Then they took a look at why Newton fell six spots rather than moving up. His numbers from his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign were slightly worse in his second year while the oft-heard questions about his maturity were also raised. (Read here about how Newton wants to be one of Carolina's captains.)

Newton is the third, and likely final, Panther to be named on the list. Coming off his Defensive Rookie of the Year season, LB Luke Kuechly is ranked 79th and WR Steve Smith is 84th.

Among quarterbacks, Newton beat out San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick (81), Detroit's Matthew Stafford (76), Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger (61) and Seattle's Russell Wilson (51). New York's Eli Manning is ranked ahead of Newton at No. 42.

With Newton being in the top-10, and looking at the list of quarterbacks who haven't had their name called, it's likely that Newton is the 10th-ranked quarterback.

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