While Ryan Mallett received at least one glowing review from his pro day workout, the two reviews that I have read on Cam Newton's workout aren't as spectacular. The general consensus seems to be that he was better at his pro day than the combine, but he was still pretty inconsistent in a lot of areas.
Clips from the two reviews I am talking about:
Doug Farrar said Newton helped himself today but still has a lot of work to do before he is ready to be an NFL quarterback:
Based on what I saw him do on his pro day, Newton still has work to do in several areas. As was the case at the combine, when Newton tried to throw to a spot with touch and an arc to his throw, he was all over the place. This has a lot to do with the fact that he's still learning to take snaps under center and make five- and seven-step throws. He's slow at the back of his drops, his weight transfer (the "bounce" that allows the body to guide a throw when it's done right) is inconsistent, and I think that's at the root of it. He went 50 of 60 in his scripted throwing session with three or four catchable balls that were dropped by his receivers.
Rob Rang said Newton gets a B on what his QB coach called the "final exam:"
Newton still has a tendency to sail his passes high and wide, however. Had you asked me to assign a letter grade following the Combine throwing session, I would have given him a "D." Perhaps that seems harsh, but considering that after tossing a few easy passes to receivers during the gauntlet drill, Newton only completed 11 of 21 passes (and these weren't drops, mind you) on the day, the 60% it takes to get a "D" in my book is actually higher than Newton' completion percentage on the day.
On Tuesday, however, I thought Newton deserved a "B" for his efforts.
Click on the links and read the full reports because they do have a lot of good things to say about the work he did today.
Reading these two reports doesn't change anything for me. I still think at best Cam Newton is a project for whatever team drafts him, but I don't think he ever ends up being a franchise quarterback.