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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jonathan Newsome, OLB

School: Ball State  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 247 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
343307-FA
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Colts picks: Round 5/166 -- Jonathan Newsome, OLB, 6-3, 236, Ball State...The Colts added a local college prospect by drafting Newsome, a versatile athlete who played both defensive end and outside linebacker for Ball State. He is expected to be used primarily as an outside linebacker in Indianapolis' 3-4 hybrid defensive package. Newsome has pass-rushing ability, showing good quickness to come off the edge. - The Sports Xchange

12/14/2013 - 2013 ALL-MAC FIRST TEAM: Down Lineman - Jonathan Newsome, Ball State...Newsome, who was a three-time MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week, has started 11 games in 2013 and 21 in his two seasons at Ball State after transferring from Ohio State. Newsome ranked sixth for the Cardinals with 57 total tackles, while leading the team with 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks on the season. He was named to the first team after being honored on the All-MAC Second Team in 2012. - Ball State football

12/02/2013 - WEEK 14 MAC WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome...Senior defensive end Jonathan Newsome (Cleveland, Ohio) tallied eight tackles, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two sacks in Ball State's 55-14 win over Miami in the regular season finale. The Cardinals recorded its 10th win of the year to mark only the third team in Ball State's 89 years of football to tally at least 10 victories in a single year. The three tackles were a career high for Newsome, while the two sacks tied his career best. - MAC football

11/11/2013 - WEEK 11 MAC WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome...Senior defensive end Jonathan Newsome (Cleveland, Ohio) tallied seven tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 15 yards in Ball State's 44-24 victory over Central Michigan. With the win, the Cardinals improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in the MAC. Newsome, who leads Ball State with six sacks on the year, has 14.5 sacks in his two seasons at Ball State. - MAC football

10/07/2013 - WEEK 6 MAC WEST DIVISION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ball State DE Jonathan Newsome...Senior defensive end Jonathan Newsome (Cleveland, Ohio) tallied four tackles, including two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in Ball State's 48-27 win at Virginia. Newsome was part of a Ball State defense that forced Virginia into four turnovers - three fumbles and one interception - in the road victory. - MAC football

08/14/2013 - 2013 TED HENDRICKS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jonathan Newsome, Ball State,...2012 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team ... played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg ... led the Cardinals in tackles for loss and sacks ... third in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 36th in the nation with 1.2 tackles for loss per game ... second in the MAC and 20th in the country with 0.85 sacks per contest. - Ball State football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Jonathan Newsome, Ball State...Started 10 games in 2012 ... led the Cardinals in tackles for loss and sacks ... third in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 36th in the nation with 1.2 tackles for loss per game ... second in the MAC and 20th in the country with 0.85 sacks per contest. - Ball State football

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Colts picks: Round 5/166 -- Jonathan Newsome, OLB, 6-3, 236, Ball State...The Colts added a local college prospect by drafting Newsome, a versatile athlete who played both defensive end and outside linebacker for Ball State. He is expected to be used primarily as an outside linebacker in Indianapolis' 3-4 hybrid defensive package. Newsome has pass-rushing ability, showing good quickness to come off the edge. - The Sports Xchange
 

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