Greg Newsome II
Defensive Back from Northwestern   Scouting Report
Greg Newsome II
Height
6-1
Weight
180 lbs
College
Northwestern
Position
DB
Class
Junior
Home town
Chicago IL
81.0/100
Player Rating
12
PositionRank
4.39
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
9
Tackles
12
Sol tackles
8

Greg Newsome II DB Northwestern | NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

Greg Newsome II DB Northwestern
NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.39-seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 lbs
Position rank: #12
Overall Rating: 81.0/100
Cleveland Browns Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 26 (CLE)
Strengths
  • Aware zone cornerback who is also adept in man coverage, flashing physical hand punch at the line and straight-line speed to stay with receivers downfield.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Reads the QB and gets good breaks on the ball. Bigger hitter than his slight frame implies. Closes quickly and generates explosion.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
Weaknesses
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Needs to get stronger. Too easily lost in the trash. Not a sudden athlete and shows body stiffness when attempting to quickly redirect.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.

How other scouting services rate Greg Newsome II (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
87.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
47.0