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]





Draft 2011

Pick No.214

Selected By: Houston Texans

Round: 7

Pick (Overall): 11 (214)

Pick Analysis: Newton has enough strength, size potential and toughness to potentially find a home as a backup right tackle or guard at the next level. However, he does have the feet or athleticism to become a starter or remain at left tackle. Already shows good leg drive and some natural power in the running game and could become even more productive if he can play lower and put on some more weight. While he has good straight-lined speed, does not possess the lateral agility or body control to hold up on the edge in pass protection. Newton is a potential Day 3 selection.


Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Derek Newton

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 09:05 p.m.

    Watch Arkansas State OL Derek Newton work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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