2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about GREG NEWSOME: Northwestern, 6010 190 4.39. Junior entry, two year starter, Chicago, IL. A lengthy athletic prospect that checks most of the boxes of an elite corner at the next level. An intelligent zone defender with experience in a variety of technique and coverage. As a hard corner he can reroute or just react at the snap creating misreads for receivers. Adept at balancing routes and reading the delivery key both in Cover 2 and 3. Excellent lateral movement to cover ground and close voids in zones. Solid press corner he uses his length to jam and disrupt routes at the line. In off coverage he has a low fluid pedal and easily changes speeds to maintain cushion. Smooth in transition he times his turn and run along with his speed to stay in phase on vertical routes. No wasted movement changing directions. Sudden to break on the throw he uses his length to get to the catch point. He got his hands on ten balls in a shortened season. Willing in run support he can be physical working against a stalk block and can gather and tackle in space. While physical at times he has some trouble shedding a block and can get locked up in a stalemate. Once in awhile goes for the big play on the ball and misses. Needs some work in playing the ball for the interception. In three seasons Newsome has played in 21 games missing time each year with injuries. Notably he missed most of the Big Ten Championship with a groin injury. As a result his sample size is somewhat small but the upside is there. Injury concerns may affect where he goes. 2020 stats: 12 T, 9 PBU, 1 INT. First/second round. (A-31 1/8, H-8 7/8, VJ-40, SS-4.26).