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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OL Royce Newman

  • The Draft Network
  • January 10, 2021
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - ROYCE NEWMAN

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. 

Ideal Role: Backup multi-positional player.

Scheme Fit: Zone blocking scheme.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Cal (2019), LSU (2019), Missouri (2019), South Carolina (2020)

Best Game Studied: Cal (2019)

Worst Game Studied: LSU (2019)

Balance: He plays with adequate balance overall. He gets overextended at times and has also been on the ground some. 

Pass Set: He plays with sufficient ability in his pass set. He is fluid in his set and shows the agility to redirect laterally. However, he will be better in this regard when moved inside than he is on the edge.

Competitive Toughness: He plays with good competitive toughness. He competes hard and shows his physical toughness as a run blocker.

Lateral Mobility: He demonstrates good ability to redirect laterally. His movement skills are some of his strongest attributes. He will also be better in this regard when moved inside.

Length: He has good size according to prototypical NFL standards. However, he appears to lack the arm length that would be associated with a 6-foot-6 player. 

Football IQ: He demonstrates adequate football IQ. He does a good job of identifying and anticipating twists before they happen.  

Hands: He plays with less than ideal hands. This is due to his lack of good punch or latch strength while in his pass set. He could afford to get stronger to maximize his potential.

Anchor: He plays with adequate anchor overall. He is competitive and shows toughness when he has been bull rushed. 

Power at P.O.A.: He lacks good power at the point of attack. This is an area of his game that could improve. This will also help him as a run blocker.

Versatility: He has good versatility overall. He aligned at right tackle and has started games at guard. He is best suited to play guard in the NFL, but can get you out of a game at tackle if necessary.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 70/100

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