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JerZhan Newton
Ht/Wt:6' 2"/295 lbs
Position: DL
School: Illinois
Class: RS Junior



Jer'Zhan Newton's Player Profile

Brentley Weissman - The Draft Network - January 21st: "Jer'Zhan Newton is one of my favorite players in this class as he flashes very good first-step quickness and flexibility rushing inside."

Ian Cummings - Pro Football Network - January 20th: "The 62?, 295-pound lineman terrorizes blockers in both phases with his burst, strength, football IQ, and violent hands, and his hyper-elite flexibility underpins his game."

Charlie Campbell - Walter Football - January 20th: "On the positive side, he is a dangerous interior rusher who has natural pass-rush ability that is hard to find from a defensive tackle. On the negative side, Newton can get destroyed as a run defender and has size limitations."

Dane Brugler - The Athletic - January 16th: "Newton will be picked apart for his lack of elite length, but he is disruptive against both run and pass"

Jordan Reid - ESPN - January 10th: "Newton is a disruptive 3-technique who finished the season with 42 pressures, 7.5 sacks and an 11.4% defensive pressure rate. And he simply doesn't come off the field; his 715 snaps ranked seventh among all FBS defensive linemen in 2023."


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