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Jer'Zhan Newton

IDL

Illinois

Jer'Zhan Newton

HT:

6020

WT:

295

YR:

JR

NO:

4

OVR RK

34

POS RK

CEILING POTENTIAL

2

High-End Starter Potential

OVR RK

SCOUTING REPORT

Jer'Zhan Newton has been recognized for his excellent natural leverage, alignment versatility, and explosiveness, making him a formidable player on the defensive line. His performance in 2022 earned him first-team All-American honors, and he led Power 5 interior defensive linemen in pressures, reflecting his effective pass-rushing skills. His agility, showcased by his torso flexibility, ankle flexion, and active and violent hand usage, contribute to his ability to disrupt plays against the run and the pass. Despite his frame being considered lean for an interior defender, his strengths in leverage, explosiveness, and hand usage enable him to overcome blockers and make significant impacts during games.?

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT

In terms of scheme fit, Newton's skill set makes him well-suited for modern, versatile defensive schemes that prioritize quickness and technical prowess over sheer bulk. His best fit appears to be as a 3-tech or in hybrid fronts, where his explosive athleticism and refined hand technique can be most effective. Despite some size constraints, his potential as a dynamic playmaker on the defensive line is highly regarded. With further refinement in his pass-rush strategy and consistent leverage, Newton has the potential to reach Pro Bowl or All-Pro levels in the NFL.

KEY STRENGTHS

Explosiveness

Three-Down Upside

High Motor

KEY WEAKNESSES

Pad Level

Pass Rush Plan

Pass Rush Moves

PLAYER COMPARISONS

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