Newton begins NFL draft with first tweet

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made his Twitter debut Thursday night moments before the Houston Texans picked South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft.

The first pick of the 2011 draft (@CameronNewton) has had a Twitter account for a while, amassing 143,000 followers. But until now he hadn't used it.

Newton also tweeted on the second pick:

If the Panthers take a wide receiver with the 28th pick, which he recently said was his first choice, he's sure to chime in.