In one of the biggest NFL games of the week, former Northwestern Wildcat and Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback Greg Newsome II had a great professional debut.

In the Browns’ 33-29 loss on the road to the Kansas City Chiefs, Newsome was in the game for 44 coverage snaps and only allowed one catch for four yards from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II. Newsome was only targeted once while in the game for Cleveland.

The Browns selected Newsome in the first round (26th overall pick) in the 2021 NFL Draft. Newsome was the fourth cornerback taken in the draft and the second Wildcats selected after tackle Rashawn Slater by the Los Angeles Chargers (13th overall pick). This past NFL Draft was the first time that Northwestern had two of their players drafted in the first round in the same draft.

The Browns drafted Newsome in the first round to be one of their more consistent coverage cornerbacks. After a solid first game with the Browns, it looks like Newsome is right on track.