With the First Pick, McFarlane Toys Selects Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers’ draft pick gets the SportsPicks treatment in NFL 28
Friday, May 06, 2011

Following the NFL Draft, Todd McFarlane had a decision to make. A Collector Level slot in NFL 28 was being reserved for a Draft Pick figure, and it was up to Todd to decide which new pro was going to get drafted into OUR league. In the end, Todd agreed with the Carolina Panthers – who drafted Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the first overall pick.

Newton put together an awe-inspiring run through the last college football season. Newton complete 66% of his passes for 2, 854 yards and 30 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,473 yards and 20 more scores on the ground. He earned the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player, and led the Tigers to a thrilling 22-19 win over the Oregon Ducks for the National Championship.

Newton will make his SportsPicks debut as part of NFL 28, set to arrive in stores in the middle of September. He’ll be wearing Carolina’s teal jersey, and will be available as a Bronze Collector Level figure. With only 3,000 individually-numbered figures heading out to retail, fans will be lining up to draft Newton into their own SportsPicks collection. Stay tuned to in the coming weeks to see prototype pictures of the figure.

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