Jamie Newman: What To Know After Reported Opt Out

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Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jamie Newman is reportedly opting out of the 2020 college football season, according to Pete Thamel. The Wake Forest transfer will begin prepping for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Newman transferred to Georgia after three seasons with the Demon Deacons. He passed for 2,868 yards with 26 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and a 60.9% completion percentage last season as a junior.

Last month, notable names like Miami Hurricanes EDGE Greg RousseauPenn State Linebacker Micah ParsonsVirginia Tech CB Caleb FarleyMinnesota WR Rashod BatemanPurdue WR Rondale MoorePitt Panthers DL Jaylen TwymanMichigan OL Jalen MayfieldWake Forest WR Sage SurrattUSC DL Jay TufeleNorthwestern OT Rashawn Slater, LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase, Memphis Tigers RB Kenneth Gainwell, and LSU DL Tyler Shelvin opted out of the 2020 season.

Newman recently came in at No. 91 on the TDN Top 100 big board. Here are some excerpts from his scouting report. You can read the full report here.

PROS: Newman is a good athlete with good mobility in and out of the pocket. In the run game Newman is good. He is a threat to get first downs with his legs if the play breaks down. He also demonstrates physical toughness and determination as a runner with the football. In the passing game, he is sufficient.

CONS: Although his completion percentage and YPA were respectable, he is not a very accurate passer. He's rather inconsistent, especially with regards to deep balls. that may be due to his lack of consistent mechanics and footwork. 

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