2021 NFL Draft: Jamie Newman has ceiling to be an NFL starter

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2021 NFL Draft prospect Jamie Newman. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Jamie Newman has a significant upside in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jamie Newman is not regarded as being on the same level as the top three quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft but, after a hugely promising 2019 season with Wake Forest, he has the opportunity to catapult himself into the first-round conversation.

In 12 games for the Demon Deacons in 2019, Newman completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns, leading Wake Forest to an 8-5 record.

Following a transfer to Georgia, Newman will attempt to prove he can perform at a similar level against SEC competition.

Georgia has not exactly been a breeding ground for top-tier quarterbacks in recent times, with Jacob Eason and Justin Fields each transferring elsewhere and Jake Fromm not selected until the fifth round of the 2020 draft.

Newman will try to buck the trend and, as his tape from the 2019 season shows, he has the traits to do so and insert himself in the discussion to be the first quarterback off the board after Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance and Fields have all been selected.

Here we assess the strengths and weaknesses of a quarterback who has flown under the radar to this point but whose stock could be significantly higher come draft time if he gets the chance to hit the field for the Bulldogs in 2020.

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