Newton drawing comparisons to Roethlisberger

Cam Newton is proving to be the most polarizing prospect of the 2011 NFL Draft.

In early comparisons, some see a lot of Vince Young or JaMarcus Russell in Newton. But in his latest piece, Albert Breer connected with the man in charge of Newton’s training — George Whitfield — who happens to see comparisons to another quarterback he trained this year: Ben Roethlisberger.

Breer writes that the validity of that comparison could do as much to help the Heisman Trophy winner’s draft stock as any workout or game tape, because if Roethlisberger proves anything, it’s that successful quarterbacking doesn’t necessarily have to be by the book.

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