This is the time of year when little known players can make a name for themselves; All-Star games and the Scouting Combine give them the platform to impress NFL talent evaluators. There are two known names from TCU, hybrid Jerry Hughes and linebacker Daryl Washington, but the Horned Frog that’s making the strongest leap is offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse. Scout.com has learned that Newhouse will work out for the Oakland Raiders in the next week and will visit the New York Jets next month.
A three-year starter at TCU, the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Newhouse started 39 consecutive games at left tackle and improves his game each year. Newhouse’s play this past year earned him an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game where he showed his versatility and his ability to play guard.
There are teams that view Newhouse as a guard at the next level, but his performance at the Scouting Combine may have put to rest thoughts of moving him inside. Newhouse was clearly one of the most athletic offensive linemen in Indianapolis, as he ran a 4.99 in the 40 and looked fluid during drills.
Newhouse is currently the 13th rated offensive tackle listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.