4 quarterbacks Steelers should avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman (12). Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

Jamie Newman

I was really looking forward to seeing Jamie Newman this year at Georgia. There were way too many questions about his scheme, level of competition, and true passing ability I had after watching him last year, but I knew the athleticism and upside were both there.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to see him in any action this year. Newman opted out of the season before the first game, and it was rumored that he was going to get beat out at the position anyway. If that was the case, there’s no way we would even be having this discussion right now, but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt.

What we do know about Newman is that he is a dual-threat quarterback. However, he averaged just 3.4 yards per rush attempt in his career and 7.8 yards per attempt as a passer. In addition, he had too many poor throws and interceptable passes as a Junior at Wake Forest last year, and he did nothing to help his status at the Senior Bowl.

Jamie Newman does have an interesting skill set with plus mobility at 6’4” and 230 pounds, but there are way too many questions surrounding his game to draft him higher than just a day-three flyer. Steelers would be wise to avoid thinking that Newman will be their quarterback of the future.