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Kurt Warner On Cam Newton: 'I Don't Think He's A Franchise Quarterback'

First Posted: 04/29/11 02:09 PM ET Updated: 06/29/11 06:12 AM ET

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Former NFL star Kurt Warner isn't convinced that Auburn's Cam Newton was the right pick for the Carolina Panthers at No. 1.

The NFL Network analyst raised doubts about Newton being an effective professional quarterback on Thursday night.

“I think he’s the most dynamic player in this draft, but as far as being the most effective pro, I don’t think so. I don’t see it,” Warner said. “I think he has too much work to do. Maybe it’s the pick they had to make, but I don’t know if it was the right pick for the Panthers.”

When asked if Newton is a franchise quarterback, Warner talked about how the national champion does not play in the pocket.

"I don’t think he’s a franchise quarterback, definitely not at this time,” Warner said. “It has yet to be seen whether he will get there, but I think it will be very, very difficult.”

(Click HERE to see the 2011 NFL Draft picks from the first round)

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