Just when you think you might know something.
It was looking very much like Cam Newton was a consensus lock at the No. 1 pick for Carolina.
Mel Kiper said it. John Clayton said it. Todd McShay joined the rush to proclaim Newton No. 1 too.
But then Wednesday one of the most respected talent evaluators still working on the media side came out and said he has felt all along and continues to feel that the Panthers will trade down from the No. 1 pick.
“I feel very strongly that Carolina would like to trade out of the No. 1 overall pick,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said on a conference call Wednesday.
Now if Mayock is saying it, you can’t discount it.
He could be wrong, but Mayock has made a habit of being right more often than he has been wrong when it comes to the NFL draft.