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Report: Jamie Newman signs contract with Eagles as UDFA after 2021 NFL Draft

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured columnistMay 1, 2021

American Team quarterback Jamie Newman of Wake Forest (7) tosses during the NCAA Senior Bowl college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, January 30, 2021. (AP Photo / Matthew Hinton)

Matthew Hinton / Associated Press

The Philadelphia Eagles sign Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero signed up as an undesigned free agent just after 2021 on Saturday NFL packed design:

Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

Former Wake Forest and Georgia QB Jamie Newman signs with the #Eagles, per source.

Here’s how he fits into his new team’s depth chart:

Depth map

QB: Jalen hurts, Joe Flacco, Jamie Newman

RB: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jason Huntley, Jordan Howard, Kenneth Gainwell

WR 1: DeVonta Smith, Travis Fulgham, Quez Watkins, Khalil Tate

WR 2: Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, JJ Arcega-Whiteside

WR 3: Greg Ward Jr.

TO: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jason Croom

LT: Andre Dillard, Jordan Mailata, Brett Toth

LG: Isaac Seumalo, Iosua Opeta, Matt Pryor

C: Jason Kelce, Luke Juriga, Ross Pierschbacher, Landon Dickerson

RG: Brandon Brooks, Landon Dickerson, Nate Herbig

RT: Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll

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With Jake Fromm moving to the NFL, Newman looked ready to take over as Georgia’s starting quarterback transfer to the school in January 2020. However, he decided to sign out of the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and just focus on the draft.

Prior to his short-lived Bulldogs career, the 23-year-old had two unremarkable seasons with the Demon Deacons before seeing his production explode as a starter in 2019. and six scores.

The Graham, North Carolina, native was far from the only player who decided to sit out and sign up for the draft last year. However, unlike Penei Sewell, Micah Parsons or Ja’Marr Chase, he wasn’t already a clear-cut finish for the first round. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler said last September that he was projected for the fourth round at the earliest.

Therefore, in 2021, Newman had some work to do to impress NFL talent evaluators, and he used the Senior Bowl as a way to remind everyone of his abilities.

Matt Miller @nfldraftscout

I haven’t seen Jamie Newman throw it in a long time. The ball jumps over the field. Lots of speed. Throws a nice ball.

TURRON DAVENPORT @TDavenport_NFL

The American team has just won 1 to 1. I’ll say this, Jamie Newman may have the best arm here. He played it today. Threw the deep ball with ease. Every throw was precise. Here’s one of his throws to Cornell Powell. https://t.co/SsRC8sCPpd

Still, he could do only so much to raise draft boards.

ESPNs Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Newman as the ninth-best quarterback in February, and he failed to crack the top 100 overall players or the top six QBs on B / Rs Big Board 1.0 in March.

From NFL.com Lance Zierlein Newman wrote, “has the raw qualities and potential to work with, but lacks the experience and consistency to lead a team right now.” He added that the former Wake star “could make a significant leap forward if he can get through his reads faster and learn to work in rhythm.”

At 6’3 “and 235 pounds, Newman has a good frame for the position, and his quick numbers attest to the fact that he has enough mobility to move through the pocket.

Given the relatively short amount of time he took to become an FBS starting quarterback, no one will expect to be an instant hit in Philadelphia. Lack of early expectations could be best for him as he is given plenty of time to adjust to the professional game and grow.

At this point after the draft, it is difficult to challenge the Eagles’ bet on a high-ceilinged passer that could ultimately yield little value on the field.

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