2019 Season Countdown: #88 Gabe Newburg

2019 Season Countdown: #88 Gabe Newburg


May 30, 2019
Gabe Newburg (image via Wolverines Wire)

Name: Gabe Newburg
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
237 lbs.
High school:
Clayton (OH) Northmont
Position:
Defensive end
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
#99
Last year:
Newburg was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 44 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.
TTB Rating:
72

Newburg was, unfortunately, hobbled by injury as a senior in high school, so it wasn’t the campaign that most wanted to see. But he was still fairly productive in limited action. Watching his junior and senior film both, it seems like he will need some time to add on to his frame. He’s listed by Michigan at 6’5″ and 237 lbs. after enrolling early, but he’s probably shorter and lighter, at least during the season. That size will only get you on the field if you’re extremely athletic, which Newburg isn’t. I do think he’s better than his senior film shows, and I still like him as a prospect, but a redshirt is almost certain.

Prediction: Redshirt

2 comments

  1. JC
    Comments: 273
    Joined: 8/17/2015
    JC
    May 30, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    I know they’re his highlights, but his footwork and diagnosis on options are good things. He needs to add a few pass rush moves to his arsenal and add some strength, but he could be good.

  2. Lanknows
    Comments: 5873
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Lanknows
    May 30, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Seems like a lock to red-shirt but so did this guy:

    https://touch-the-banner.com/2017-season-countdown-82-kwity-paye/

    BTW – nice call on that one Thunder, Paye way better than most expected

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