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Jamie Newman NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Philadelphia Eagles QB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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HEIGHT:
 6'2 7/8"

WEIGHT: 234 lbs

        

POSITIVES

—Good height and very good build; thick lower body allows him to play strong from the pocket. 

—Adequate athlete and able to run legit power concepts as a ball-carrier because of his bulk and toughness. Good contact balance and doesn't go down easily.

—Will flash the ability to place throws where he needs them to be. Shows up in the red zone and in contested-catch situations.

       

NEGATIVES

—Wake Forest offense required him to hold onto the ball for an extended period of time, but he will need to speed up his mental clock.

—Inconsistent pocket movement. Doesn't always feel pressure around him.

—Sloppy with the football.

—Longer release and lacks consistent ability to anticipate.

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—Lacks playing experience that shows up in the pocket. Needs to keep improving his feel for the game and ability to progress through concepts.

     

2019 STATISTICS

12 G, 220-of-361 (60.9%), 26 TD, 11 INT

180 ATT, 574 YDS, 6 TD

      

NOTES

—Opted out of 2020 season.

—Starter at Wake Forest before transferring to Georgia in 2020.

      

OVERALL

Jamie Newman is a developmental project QB with good size and adequate athletic ability. He has flashes of timing and accurate throws from the pocket, but his ability to progress through his reads and feel pressure are below-average at this point in time.

He has adequate arm strength, but a longer release time and lack of anticipation negates some of the zip because of throwing the ball later than you'd like to see. Newman is a viable weapon in short-yardage situations and on run concepts between the tackles, where he has the play strength, toughness and enough body control and foot quickness.

Overall, Newman is a true project QB who will need to develop into a more consistent player to become a dynamic backup. He has flashes of an intriguing skill set with size and athleticism, but his feel for the game is lacking, and he has a ways to go before becoming a reliable NFL player.

      

GRADE: 6.6/10

OVERALL RANK: 230/300 (7th round)

POSITION RANK: QB10

PRO COMPARISON: EJ Manuel

        

Written by B/R NFL Scout Nate Tice

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