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Packers Select Ole Miss OL Royce Newman in Fourth Round of NFL Draft

Packers Select Ole Miss OL Royce Newman in Fourth Round of NFL Draft

CLEVELAND – (Courtesy of Ole Miss Football) Another Rebel heard his name called Saturday during the 2021 National Football League Draft as Royce Newman was selected during the third day in Cleveland, Ohio.

Newman was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round with the 142nd overall pick.

Newman started all 10 games in 2020 at right tackle for the Rebels. The redshirt senior appeared in 43 career contests for Ole Miss, including 22 consecutive starts. Newman allowed just three sacks this past season in 847 pass blocks over the last two seasons.

The native of Nashville, Illinois, was part of an Ole Miss offense that ranked top 20 in the FBS in nine separate offensive categories last season, including No. 3 in total offense per game (555.5).

With two Ole Miss players selected in this year’s NFL Draft (Elijah Moore, 34th pick), the Rebels have now had 302 players selected in a professional draft in program history.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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