BIO: Three-year starter at right tackle who also saw action with the first team as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Hard-working lineman with the ability to play several blocking positions. Quick off the snap, stays square and extends his hands into opponents, jolting them at the point of attack. Patient, effectively uses blocking angles in pass protection and seals the corner. Blocks with good lean and controls opponents at the line of scrimmage.
NEGATIVES: Not a natural knee-bender or drive blocker. Does not redirect to linebackers on the second level and lacks adjustment.
ANALYSIS: An adequate athlete who's been durable and versatile, Newton has potential at the next level as a utility lineman. Can play either guard positions and has possibilities at center which will help his cause.