Greg Newsome II
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Newsome II in 2021
No. 20 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (2000-05-18) May 18, 2000 (age 22)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
College:Northwestern (2018–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:37
Pass deflections:9
Player stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years

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.[1][2]

College career

Newsome recorded 71 tackles and 1 interception over three years at Northwestern. He started 18 games and lead the Wildcats to two Big Ten title games.[3][4] As a junior in 2020, he was named an All-American by The Athletic.[5] After that season, he entered the 2021 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
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
(1.83 m)
192 lb
(87 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.38 s 1.50 s 2.53 s 4.26 s 6.90 s 40.0 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
18 reps
All values from Pro Day[7][8][9]
Newsome with the Cleveland Browns in 2021
Newsome with the Cleveland Browns in 2021

On April 29, 2021, Newsome was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 26th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.[10] 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.[11] On July 24, 2021, Newsome signed his four-year rookie contract with Cleveland, worth $12.75 million.[12]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sack PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2021 CLE 12 11 37 33 4 0.0 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 11 37 33 4 0.0 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ Narang, Bob. "Glenbard North DB Greg Newsome commits to Northwestern, Peoria QB Coran Taylor to Illinois". chicagotribune.com.
  2. ^ "Northwestern nabs another: GBN's Greg Newsome commits to Wildcats". RSN.
  3. ^ "Greg Newsome II Stats".
  4. ^ "5 things to know about Greg Newsome, the Browns' 1st pick of the 2021 NFL Draft".
  5. ^ Football, The Athletic College. "College football 2020 All-America team: Alabama tops the nation with 6 picks". The Athletic.
  6. ^ "Northwestern CB Greg Newsome declaring for NFL draft". sports.yahoo.com.
  7. ^ "Greg Newsome II Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  8. ^ "Greg Newsome II, Northwestern, CB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "Greg Newsome II 2021 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  10. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 29, 2021). "Browns select Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II with No. 26 pick in 2021 NFL Draft". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  11. ^ "BREAKING: Greg Newsome II selected 26th overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2021 NFL Draft". 29 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Browns No. 26 pick Greg Newsome II signs his 4-year rookie contract worth about $12.748 million". 24 July 2021.