Nineteen-year-old sophomore cornerback Terence Newman has made his mark as a special teamer and safety, but the next step is expected to be more special.
Newman had a stellar performance on Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
His 51-yard interception return in the third quarter gave Oregon a 20-10 lead, but Oregon was able to hold onto the lead for the rest of the game.
A second-year player out of Ohio State, Newman is a talented athlete with an impressive first step and strong body control.
He plays with a bull rush and plays with great anticipation in the open field.
Newman has the speed to get down the field and has great burst.
He’s a big body, and I think he’s just an instinctive, tough, tough kid who knows how to play.
He just wants to make plays, he wants to be a great player and he wants the ball.
Newmen’s big day came in the first half.
He intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown, making the catch on a pass play to seal the win.
The play highlighted Newman’s ability to play outside linebacker and his ability to change directions quickly on a play.
The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Newman has good length and athleticism for a cornerback.
He is good at staying in the pocket and finding his quarterback when they are downfield.
He’s got the speed and the quickness to be able to cover receivers in the backfield.
He has the body control to beat defenders off the line of scrimmage and be able in traffic.
I think he has great potential to be an outside linebacker.
He can play inside and outside, and it’s just a matter of developing his skills in the box.
He was really good on the field in terms of his coverage, especially his speed, hands and anticipation.
He can play the run, but I think that he needs to work on his pass coverage because he’s so quick to get out of his breaks.
His ball skills are good and his instincts are good, but he needs more work.
I like his football IQ.
He knows how the game is played, and he’s able to get his reads and make decisions quickly.
He does a great job of reading plays and making plays when he has the ball, and that’s what I like to see.
Newmans interception came on the first play of the second quarter.
He took the ball and quickly found his way back inside to make the play.
I thought he did a great deal of work in the run game, and then he made the tackle.
He had a big play, and Oregon had a little bit of a lead.
He was very active.
He moved the chains well.
He did a good job.
He has great ball skills.
He makes plays in traffic, he does a good enough job of being a strong tackler and making good decisions when he’s in the middle of the field.
He reminds me of a lot of players that are out there, because he can play outside and inside and he is very athletic and he has good instincts.
He makes a lot more plays than he has before.
He gets the ball in the air and is a physical corner, and his size gives him a chance to play inside as well.
It’s just about his attitude and his character and his work ethic.
It’s really a matter for him to work in that area and work hard.
He came in and showed great character and work ethic, and the fans love him.
He works hard and has a great character, and we can’t wait to see him compete again.