5. Jamie Newman, Georgia
At this point in the offseason, I think I’m a bit higher on Jamie Newman than other folks.
Newman helped put Wake Forest back on the map the last couple of seasons and that program put out some significant NFL talent in the 2020 class and could have even higher draft picks in 2021.
Newman was a huge piece in that, throwing for almost 2,900 yards last season with a 60.9 percent completion rate, 26 passing touchdowns, and six rushing touchdowns.
The consistent accuracy is not quite there yet, but Newman has the skills to start at the NFL level if given time and he is a rocked-up 6-4, 230 pounds.
He will make his way to Georgia this year to replace Jake Fromm, a fifth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills.
Even if we’re projecting a bit here, I think Newman has proven enough over the last couple of seasons to be in the conversation for a top five quarterback in the 2021 class and he certainly has the physical makeup and skill set to be in there.
He is a very strong runner and is tough to take down in the pocket with his lower body strength.
Overall, there’s too much to like about Newman’s game to leave him out of the top five.