Quarterback Jamie Newman Scouting Report: 2021 NFL Draft analysis

2021 NFL Draft prospect, Jamie Newman (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
2021 NFL Draft prospect, Jamie Newman (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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Jamie Newman, 2021 NFL Draft
Jamie Newman, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) /

Where does recently transferred quarterback Jamie Newman stand in the 2021 NFL Draft quarterback hierarchy? Scouting report, background, film review and more.

Former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman transferred to Georgia two days after former Bulldog quarterback Jake Fromm declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. Ranking fourth in the final AP poll at the conclusion of last season, the Bulldogs are clearly talented enough to make a Championship run in 2020.

The transfer will be mutually beneficial, as it gives Newman the opportunity to build his resume before the 2021 NFL Draft and gives Georgia an experienced quarterback to make the most of a Championship-calibre roster in 2020.

The former Wake Forest quarterback showed promise in 2019, leading the team to an 8-5 record and tying for second in the ACC Atlantic. But sharing the same division with Trevor Lawrence and Clemson meant the odds of Newman leading the team to an ACC Championship game in 2020 was always going to be very low.

Transferring to Georgia allows Newman the opportunity to play with one of the best rosters in college football. The SEC is wide open this season after the two best conference quarterbacks from 2019 were drafted into the NFL this past spring. After playing in the last three SEC Championships games, the Bulldogs look to be in an excellent position to run over the rest of the conference and compete for a National Championship spot in 2020.

With a little luck and a lot of work, Newman has an excellent opportunity to compete for a National Championship this season. By transferring to a team with a national profile, Newman also significantly increases his chances of being noticed by NFL scouting departments in the lead up to the 2021 NFL Draft. Leading Georgia to the SEC Championship game or a spot in the College Football Playoffs would be a major resume boost for the 22-year old quarterback.

In this article, we’ll explore Newman’s background: his high school and Wake Forest accomplishments. Next, we’ll explore Newman’s quarterbacking skills, by doing a deep dive into his football mechanics. We’ll give our assessment of Newman’s skills, what he does well and what he doesn’t do so well. And finally, we’ll explore what areas Newman can improve upon this season and which parts of the game he will need to work on if he hopes to get drafted early in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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