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Player Bio: To'mas Newman prepped at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, MS. In his senior year, he rushed for over 1,500 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns. He played at Virginia-Lynchburg University, a small private HBCU school that was part of the United States Collegiate Association. However, the Association removed them for failing to pay their Memberships fees and National Christian Colledge Athletic Association. The school can not join the NCAA or NAIA associations due to insufficient academic accreditation. Many probably never heard of Newman or seen his play, is wondering who he is. Last season, Newman played on a Lynchburg team that lacked talent across the offensive line and against their opponents. Newman's offensive production suffered severely after having a productive freshman and sophomore years.
SCHOOL: VIRGINIA-LYNCHBURG | CONFERENCE: NCCAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11 / 192 ARMS: 31 5/8" HANDS: 9” PROJECTED 40-TIME: 4.40
BENCH | 40 YD DASH | VERTICAL JUMP | BROAD JUMP | 3 CONE DRILL | 20 YD SHUTTLE | 60 YD SHUTTLE
18 | 4.25 | DNP | DNP | DNP | DNP | N/A
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Strengths: He has tremendous blazing speed that sticks out right away—recently clocked at 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash will raise the eyebrows of the NFL Scouts. He is twitchy and very shifty as a runner. He can get outside to the edge in a hurry to turn the corner and get upfield. He has cutback ability once he recognizes the hole; he can put his foot in the ground and explode through the hole. In between the tackles, his explosiveness will get up to the second level quickly. He has decent hands out the backfield and seemingly makes the correct reads. He has kick return and special teams experience.RSS Feed
Weaknesses: There is only a limited amount of film available on this prospect at this time. Regardless of his weakness, behind a NFL offensive line and his speed, who knows what's in store. However, what we were able to decipher the level of competition this prospect played against gives the prospect a negative. The offensive line the prospect ran behind did not produce open lanes for him to run through. He had to bounce the majority of his run plays outside due to severe penetration. He runs above the pad level that allows him to take big shots. He can get flat-footed waiting for blocks to develop and does not display that stop and go explosion. He needs to find better pass protection skills, will give the effort, but his attempts are above the pad level and get pushed backward.
Draft Grade: 5.25
Draft Projection: UDFA
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