Position:OG Class: Sr School:
Pac-10 Ht., Wt.: 6'4, 340 40 Time: 5.53 Grade: 2.92
BIO: Former backup left tackle that started the past three seasons. Played both weak-side guard and strong-side tackle with the first unit.
POSITIVES: Competitive lineman with nice size for the inside. Blocks with good lean, strength and controls defenders once engaged at the point. Displays solid punch, works his hands and turn opponents from the action. Big enough to engulf defenders yet at the same time quick mentally and picks up defensive stunts or blitzes.
NEGATIVES: Not a nimble, flexible lineman, lacks lateral range and lumbers about the field. More of an arm wrestler than leverage blocker.
ANALYSIS: Newton's size and strength compliment his competitiveness and will get him looks at the next level as a run-blocking guard. His ability to be kicked out at tackle in a pinch will also serve him well.