Derek Newton   #72 OT

Height: 6-6   Weight: 315   Age: 30

Born: 11/16/1987 Utica , MS

College: Arkansas State

Experience: 8th season

High School: Hinds Co. Agricultural HS [Utica, MS]





Combine 2011


  • 40 Yard Dash5.01 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.76 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle5.0 secs
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • Broad Jump100.0 inches
  • Vertical Jump25.5 inches


Newton has a nice frame and some growth potential. Uses his length to keep pass rushers away from his body. Can swallow up smaller defensive linemen. Keeps legs driving after contact in the running game. Displays good on-field awareness and the ability to combo block. Tough player.


Needs to add some size for the next level. Does not possess enough lateral mobility or quickness to deal with NFL speed rushers. Technique, hand placement, and pad level need improvement. Lacks balance and footwork in space. Had knee surgery following the 2010 season.