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Mike Newkirk
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BIOGRAPHY: Second-team all-conference selection last season after posting 59/9/4. Junior totals included 41/10.5/1 after 29/4.5/2 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Newkirk has played well the past two seasons and turned himself into an NFL prospect. He offers possibilities as a backup tackle in one-gap system or as a three- technique lineman.

NEGATIVES: Controlled at the point by a single lineman. Marginal pass rusher.

ANALYSIS: Small, hard-working interior lineman who plays with terrific intensity. Gets off the snap with a great first step, fights with his hands, and plays with good pad level. Quick in all facets of the game, immediately changes direction and collapses down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Rarely off his feet, and does a nice job holding his ground against blocks.


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