LA Rams have Jamie Newman in their crosshairs for the 2021 NFL Draft

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It’s no longer a secret that the LA Rams are seeking a mobile quarterback to add to their roster. All the while, the Rams are exploring all of their options to upgrade the quarterback position. The latest of which indicates that the Rams’ interest in Lion’s quarterback Matthew Stafford is heating up. But do not be surprised with the Rams focusing upon the draft as well.

it’s also no surprise that without a first-round pick, the Rams will need to be patient in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft and see who falls to them at round-two and pick 57. One such quarterback who may fall to the Rams in round two is Wake Forest/Georgia quarterback, Jamie Newman.  And a recent report by Ian Van Roy of the suggests that the Rams had contacted Newman at the Senior Bowl and would likely be following up with him in the days ahead.

Newman should not be an unfamiliar name to you if you’ve read Ramblin Fan before. In fact, he’s shown up on our radar over six months ago as a potential Goff replacement.  Newman showed up again in our quest to draft Goff’s replacement a month ago. Finally, newly arrived contributor Jay Blucher spotted Jamie Newman out of the field as a mobile quarterback prospect who the Rams may target in the 2021 NFL Draft. And now, it appears that the Rams may be doing exactly that.

Of course, it makes sense to do so. The quarterback position is the most critical role on the team, and it’s clear that the Rams are pulling no punches in their offseason handling of starter Jared Goff. Right now, you can catch QB Jamie Newman for yourself at the coverage of the Senior Bowl. Ramblin Fan’s own John Vogel has been keeping an eye on him but reports that the rust of having a year off is showing up at practices.

So why the fuss? Jamie Newman is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound dual-threat quarterback. When he’s not shaking off the rust, he can throw beautiful spirals deep down the field, thread the needle in tight coverage, or burst out of the pocket for huge gains with his legs. He transferred from Wake Forest to Georgia but did not play in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Instead, he is hoping to earn some buzz in time to hear his name called early at the 2021 NFL Draft. With nearly 4000 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions, Newman’s arm will draw interest. Add his 826 yards on the ground and 10 rushing touchdowns, and you will see why the Rams are not waiting around to contact him.  He could fall as far as the third round, but if the Rams want him, they will likely pull the trigger in round two.  Newman may not be the top names of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he could easily be the most important to LA Rams fans.