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Newton is one of NFLDraftScout.com’s “unheralded rookies”

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NFLDraftScout.com made an attempt to guess which of this summer’s undrafted prospects will make a Wes Welker or Arian Foster-like impact in the league in the future. The website looks at the unheralded rookie most likely to emerge as a contributor from each team, and the candidate from the New York Giants may surprise you:

New York Giants – TE Morgan Newton, Kentucky

Most undrafted free agents are signed within hours of the conclusion of the draft, but Newton is an example of a player who earned his way onto the roster during rookie minicamps. Weeks after the 2013 NFL Draft, New York tried out dozens of players and decided to sign Newton to a contract as a tight end. At one time considered the quarterback of the future at Kentucky, Newton struggled with consistency as a passer and transitioned to a receiving role as a senior, but finished his Wildcat career with only one catch. At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Newton has the size and athleticism but is still very new to the position and will be a strong candidate for the practice squad.

Newton, currently No. 47 at tight end in your Giants program, signed with the team on May 16 after a strong showing in rookie mini-camp.

I guess law school can wait?

[Unheralded rookies poised to make noise: NFC]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Newton is one of NFLDraftScout.com’s “unheralded rookies”



  1. JiffyLubeGuy
    10:14 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t forget to get your oil changed on a regular basis. A safe car is a well-maintained car!



  2. big O
    10:15 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Newton in the NFL? And I am Batman! Come on Drew. There has to be some better news worth writing about. Perhaps there are some kittens stuck in a tree somewhere.



  3. The Water Boy
    10:21 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joker ruined this kid.



  4. Skaggs
    10:28 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Drew I thought you and Matt was on vacation in Wstern Kentucky



  5. Rei
    10:35 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Joker really did ruin Newton’s career. He ruined Mossakowski’s too. Two quarterbacks who could’ve been very good wasted.



  6. KYStout
    10:39 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    How inept was Joker Phillips?

    He shouldn’t be allowed back in the state without permission.



  7. KYStout
    10:48 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t believe Mitch Barnyard sat there and watched our football program get run completely down into the ground. Just sat there _for three years_ and watched as every drop of football momentum we had bleed out onto the ground and we fell a full decade behind every other team in the SEC.



  8. Wildcatwill
    10:58 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    I bet Joker will be touting in his bad graphics campaign how he mentored Newton and developed him into the great TE….



  9. Wake up
    11:59 pm May 27, 2013 Permalink

    Come on guys. Y’all act like we were competing for SEC championships under grandpa. It was fun for sure. But we were still in marginal bowls.
    I’m not a troll…huge cats fan that spends money gong to games unlike most of the posters I suspect.
    We have a chance with stoops I hope.
    Kansas St was nothing before and after their coach. He comes back and they are relevant again. Lets hope stoops has the same magic.



  10. SeaCat
    12:18 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    i am pulling for Stoops,
    but if Petrino and WKU surpass UK,
    Mitch should be waterboarded for 666 hours…



  11. dusty380
    9:00 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    His story is one that should be told to ALL receivers being recruited by Florida……just saying…….



  12. dusty380
    9:02 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    #8 my point exactly…..Joker was excellent at mis-using talent…..they way he tried to ‘make’ pieces fit in the wrong holes at Ky, i’d hate to see what he’d do to a good jigsaw puzzle…..



  13. Bald Guy
    9:57 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Morgan the best… he has come a long way from being somewhat arrogant and throwing others under the bus. He should have been a TE while he was in the UK uniform but our staff obviously had a hard time with finding a way to utilize the talent they had.



  14. wampus
    10:28 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck Morgan. It worked for Derrick Ramsey.