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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Derek Newton, Houston Texans, 214th Pick, 7th Round, 2011 NFL Draft

Newton, Derek Arkansas State 6047 311 5.01
Two-year starter. Junior college transfer with long arms. Plays right tackle. Better than average athlete. Plays with good foot quickness and balance. Stays engaged in the run game. Has decent arm length for a zone blocking tackle or guard projection. Plays on his feet. Pulls around and seals linebackers. Gets some push in the run game. A knee bender who has first step quickness. Good lower body flexibility. Can adjust on the run in the screen game. Active downfield. Mirrors and slides his feet as a pass protector. Needs technique work and more strength. For complete report see Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft.