Jamie Newman Scouting Report: 2021 NFL Draft Prospect Profile
Today, Bobby Bishop takes a look at Georgia and ex-Wake Forest quarteback, Jamie Newman. Newman could be a polarizing prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft due to a lack of gamtape against top-tier opposition, but with QB being such a sought after position, he is still a likely high round target for many teams in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
Height - 6’4” Weight - 230 lbs Class - RS Senior Hometown - Graham, NC
As a high schooler, Jamie Newman was a 3-star prospect. He was rated as the 16th best dual threat QB in the nation. He committed to Wake Forest where he redshirted as a freshman. As a redshirt freshman, he didn’t play much. He got his first bulk of playing time as a redshirt sophomore, finishing the season as the starter.
The Demon Deacons went 3-1 in their final 4 games with Jamie Newman in charge. He exploded in 2019 with 2868 yards passing and 26 touchdowns. He had a 60.9 completion percentage and a 145.4 QBR. After the 2019 season, Jamie Newman transferred to Georgia University; however, he opted out of the 2020 season (possibly because he wasn’t winning the QB battle at UGA) and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
He is a very patient runner, allowing blocks and lanes to get set up first. Newman has good size and is not easy to pull down as a runner. He does a good job of protecting his body and protecting the ball as a runner.
He has a good ability of buying himself time in the pocket—he worked behind a weak offensive line at Wake Forest, so he had to do that a lot. He is usually accurate throwing the ball while running to his right. He is usually accurate on deep balls. He throws a very catchable ball with a tight spiral and good placement. He has very good athleticism which opens up things for him.
He lacks deception in the run game. When he read the QB option run that Wake Forest ran frequently last season, he walked up and did a delayed handoff which hurt the running back, because Newman made it very obvious that it’s a run play.
Sometimes makes questionable decisions and reads as a passer, leading to interceptions. He occasionally underthrows deep balls, which often leads to interceptions. Newman did not play well against his toughest opponent—Clemson. He was 6-14 for 41 yards passing and two interceptions. His footwork needs some adjusting and could be faster. His pocket awareness needs improvement, doesn’t always sense pressure right away.
A lesser Cam Newton. He doesn’t have the same size or explosiveness or competitiveness of Cam, but he definitely has shades of Cam Newton in his game.
This would have been boom or bust season for Jamie Newman. Similar to Cam Newton’s season at Auburn, Jamie Newman needed to dominate SEC competition to increase his draft stock and attempt to close the vast gap between him and the top 3 QB prospects (Lawrence, Fields, and Lance).
He, however, opted out of the season and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. This definitely hurt his draft stock and will cause him to fall, as he might have been able to close the gap between him He is going to be a project QB at the next level, but if he tests well at the combine, a team might fall in love with him and take him in the late first.
4th QB taken. 2nd-3rd round pick.
RS Junior Season Vs. Utah State (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0-ZCYuSE_c Vs. Rice (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB5tGBut-08 Vs. North Carolina (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R3mGl12ydE Vs. Elon (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzJmNTpTlSU Vs. Boston College (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hatl_BxPE Vs. Louisville (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQeApiZQJF8 Vs. NC State (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ckJ17Hba9s Vs. Clemson (2019) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKKPVvMxQyo