Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/23/12
It was just last season in 2011 when a certain QB from Auburn, taken first overall by the Panthers, was basically just an afterthought in fantasy drafts.  He was considered a raw prospect, mostly just an athletic hard thrower that even had some questioning his commitment and ability to adjust to the pro game quickly.  Boy, were those people ever wrong.  I’m of course talking about Cam Newton, who went on to be a top 5 QB in most scoring formats on the season, and will likely repeat that feat in 2012.  Of course, with where Newton was drafted last year, a lot of teams didn’t need him, due to his lowly draft status.  How many of you were in leagues where the team with Newton had guys like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady as their #1 QB?  I know I couldn’t have been the only one in such leagues. This brings us to the case of Robert Griffin III, or RGIII as people are already calling him.  Unfortunately for you “late gem” drafters, you won’t be so lucky with him, as the cat is p...
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