- The Bears used their second selection of the sixth round to select Newsome at pick No. 221 in the 2021 NFL Draft
Newsome appeared in 43 games over four seasons for the Tar Heels, catching 188 passes for 2,435 yards and 18 touchdowns. The 5-11, 190-pounder had a breakout junior year in 2019, establishing career highs in all receiving categories with 72 receptions, 1,018 yards and 10 TDs. Last season Newsome followed with 54 catches for 684 yards and six TDs. He also returned punts the past three years at North Carolina, averaging 11.1 yards with one touchdown on 48 returns.