BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who was honorable mention All-Conference after the .06 and .04 campaigns. Totals last season were 36/466/7. Missed the .05 season after rupturing a tendon in his foot. Junior totals were a career-best 56/687/7.
POSITIVES: Athletic tight end with a complete game. Fluid releasing into routes, extends his hands and gets up in a crowd for the difficult grab. Uses his frame to shield away opponents, and is a solid hand-catcher. Tough blocker who keeps his head on a swivel.
NEGATIVES: Marginal speed, quickness and looks sluggish. Works blocks but not dominant nor a true finisher.
ANALYSIS: Consistent in all aspects of his game throughout college, Newton is a solid third tight end at the next level.