Illini DT Newton q=woerks out

April 16, 2024

Illini DT Newton works out … Illinois DT Johnny Newton was finally able to work out in front of pro scouts earlier today. Newton, a late first or early second round prospect for the upcoming draft, has not been able to participate in either the Combine of Illinois’ pro day as he has been rehabbing from a foot injury. Newton, though, didn’t do any of the field testing today, so teams will go into the draft next week not sure of his pure foot speed, but he did do positional drills and reportedly showed plenty of power and explosion. For the record, 21 of the 32 teams were at Illinois for Newton’s work out today.