Royce Newman, Ole Miss
Newman finally got into the starting lineup for the Rebels in 2019, beginning all 12 contests for the team at left guard. The four-star prospect played as a reserve the previous two seasons, playing in nine games as a redshirt freshman season and 12 the following year. As a senior, Newman switched to right tackle, where he played quite well in all 10 games. He accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. — by Chad Reuter
Has the ability and experience to be considered at guard or tackle. Hand placement and technique as a run blocker are generally good. He has the athleticism to handle stretch plays and long pulls effectively. He can redirect his weight and adjust to moving targets as a second-level guard (2019) and showed improvement in his pass protection fundamentals in 2020. Newman stays connected and sustains blocks, but will struggle against strong two-gappers inside. He looks like a Day 3 prospect, but his position versatility and movement skills could give him a leg up in future roster battles. – NFL.com
Royce Newman demonstrates some athleticism on the edge in his body control and agility. In the run game, he is more of a positional blocker than a vertical mover. He doesn’t play with good in-line power, but has value in his versatility and movement skills. In the passing game, he demonstrates good footwork in his pass set. He lacks good power in his punch but demonstrates the lateral agility that affords him upside if moved inside to guard. – The Draft Network
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Newman was Ole Miss’ starting right tackle in 2020, allowing two sacks and 25 pressures on 430 pass blocking snaps. In 2019, he palyed both guard positions, giving up one sack and 10 pressures. He comes from an offense where 62 percent of his run blocking snaps came in zone.
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