Quinton Newsome

Watching the tape of Quinton Newsome at safety is like watching a natural at the position. His ceiling as a safety is as high as that of Deontai Williams — who’s bound for a special 2019 himself.

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.

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Quinton Newsome

6-2, 180 • Freshman • S

Watching the tape of Newsome at safety is like watching a natural at the position. He tracks ball carriers so well when he supports against the run, and he can turn and find passes well, too. He was the quietest of the defensive back signees and may be the least heralded. He may also be the best. Once he puts on another 15-20 pounds of muscle, look out. He may very well play on special teams this season and fill in a little at safety. Newsome’s ceiling as a safety is as high as that of Deontai Williams — who’s bound for a special 2019 himself.

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