I can see that side of it Ohio though still have more doubt than hope for Newton based both on NFL history and his current draft profile. Also staged workouts don't count worth a lick but for the marketing hype and for media promos. The real coaches don't buy into those, and we'll see how Newton does with the standard route tree at the combine. And if he does not throw at the combine but opts for another staged pro-day, that's really when his stock will drop by draft day IMHO.
Who was the last NFL quarterback with such skills as a dual threat to be a consistent success? Answer: Michael Vick. Prior to that it was Steve Young and Steve McNair who both had far better passing skills at their core and way better than Vick.
However, note Vick's career is quite the fluke for sure with such success only confirmed after jail time and at age 30 this past season.
One could talk about Vick's early days in the last decade especially in those years with high rushing yards in Atlanta with a playoff win in cold Green Bay, but as happened to Randall Cunningham back in his early days, such NFL QBs who are too foot-happy are inevitably hobbled for some time.
Also in Vick's early days, though with a strong arm, Vick was not an accurate passer and never completed the magic 60% as is indicated of any genuinely good NFL QB by not just my statement but dominant opinion amongst pro football coaches as well as historical trends of pro success.
Mind you present-day OLBs at 240 or more with 4.7 40-speed, and bigger SS's with almost always better than 4.55 speed at 210+, are far more numerous than ever too to put serious licks on such scrambling QBs though some QBs are a bit faster and shifty than these defensive players if not also the same size or bigger.
Should Newton try to play like the next Vick or worse yet Vince Young, he'll be a flash in the pan for the NFL and just sell a bunch of jerseys and collect his massive checks.
Should Newton transform into Ben Roethlisberger on a ball control team, well even Big Ben is a fluke of sorts with overall poor career stats but great game management and especially his signature 4th quarter comebacks in close games that his defence keeps the Steelers in.
I see the Titans, Redskins, and Jaguars as the teams who might bite, and in each case they will have a very costly poison pill.
Alternatively, I can see any of the above just picking Newton to trade him down to someone else who wants him so they can get more picks in sort of a draft game of Old Maid.