|No. 20 – Cleveland Browns|
|Born:||May 18, 2000|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Gregory Newsome II (born May 18, 2000) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northwestern and was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Newsome attended Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Illinois before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his senior year. He committed to Northwestern University to play college football.
Newsome recorded 71 tackles and one interception over three years at Northwestern. He started 18 games and led the Wildcats to two Big Ten title games. As a junior in 2020, he was named an All-American by The Athletic. After that season, he entered the 2021 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 0 in
|4.38 s||1.50 s||2.53 s||4.26 s||6.90 s||40.0 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All values from Pro Day|
On April 29, 2021, Newsome was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round with the 26th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Newsome's pick marked the first time Northwestern has had two first-round picks in the NFL draft after Rashawn Slater was taken 13th overall. He was the fourth cornerback taken in the draft. On July 24, 2021, Newsome signed his four-year rookie contract with Cleveland, worth $12.75 million. He started all 12 games he appeared in as a rookie. He had 37 total tackles and nine passes defensed. In the 2022 season, he started all 15 games he appeared in. He had .5 sacks, 42 total tackles, and six passes defensed.