The NFC coronation of Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers brought out some retrospective looks at how Newton was analyzed heading into the 2011 NFL draft.
Those looks back proved what an inexact science the draft can be. They were also hilarious, considering the Internet never forgets and folks love to remind people how wrong they were about a player. The NBA went through the same exercise recently looking at the scouting reports of MVP Stephen Curry.
There was Sports Illustrated's cover here:— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris)
And there was Matt Miller of Bleacher Report taking social media ribbing in stride on Twitter – "I was wrong about Cam Newton in October 2010. I've been wrong so many other times too. Thanks for sharing" – after revisionist historians unearthed this tweet:
to answer a question that's been blowing up my inbox: Cam Newton is not an NFL QB. At all. Great athlete. Heisman contender. That's all— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout)
Basically if you bad-mouthed Newton, you were reminded that the Internet never forgets.— Jordan Ray (@JordanLRay)
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