Oct 13, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes offensive lineman Brian Winters blocks Army Black Knights linebacker Nate Combs (22) at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

New New York Jets Profile: Brian Winters

The 72nd pick tonight was spent on Kent State offensive lineman, Brian Winters. I thought it might be good time to take a look at this guy, as a player that we hadn’t talked about in the days leading up to the draft.

Brian Winters measures in at 6’4″, 310 pounds.

Here is some video on Brian from a game against Bowling Green:

PROS:Winters is quite strong. Yes he only did 9 bench press reps at the combine, per his profile on nfl.com.  But that doesn’t matter when you watch him perform.  When he latched onto his opponent he went nowhere.  His football speed is good.  What do I mean?  Watch the tape and see him get out in front as a lead blocker.  He is quick, no matter what his 40 time is.  When I say football speed I mean speed on the field, not out of context.  I like his footwork as well.  He doesn’t cross, and when he locks on his guy he drives right through him.

CONS: The only thing I didn’t really like, and it didn’t haunt him on the tape, is that he plays very upright.  He could be susceptible to a professional pass rusher that can pull down low on him.  If someone gets their hands under his pads, he plays so upright he could have a problem.  He will learn.

Brian Winters will compete for a job on this offensive line, as well he should.  He clearly has talent.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    all of a sudden we said goodbye to all those slow, inefficient or plain old useless defensive players. got rid of 2-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust greene. got mocked by all the morons in the press ( hello manish, hello dick, hello gary, hello steve, hello mike). and what have we done since? we now have incredible depth and flexibility on the defensive line, which will spillover to the linebacker spot, oh i’m sorry, did i forget to mention youth? and talent? silly me. we have great depth in the defensive backfield as well as some great talent, oh yeah and some youth there as well. the offensive line is now deeper than i can ever remember it. oh yeah, and talented too. hmm, what else. oh yeah, the running backs. depth, variety, youth. we’ve got more quarterbacks than a qb camp (not too sure about the talent level there but someone’s gotta be able to play, no?) we’ve still got kerly, hill, the option of resigning edwards, and hopefully holmes comes back from his injury to be effective (this falls under the be careful what you wish for category) and probably a pick there tomorrow. serviceable safeties and possibly another pick there. a promising punter, a serviceable kicker, a bit of cap space after restructuring brick’s contract, a new offensive coordinator who knows how to run an offense (tony, you have no reason to be offended if i say you didn’t have a clue, because you obviously didn’t) as well as one of the best, if not the best defensive mind(s) as well as a good motivator, running the team. we’ve got a gm who looks like he’s made for the position. and the media will still portray us as clowns. the joke, soon enough, will be on them. i think this team is on track to be a perennial contender and i see a sb in our near future. if nothing else i can say with great certainty that we’re a lot closer to our next one than our last one!!!

    • TheJetPress

      You know, you are helping me stay optimistic by you being so strongly optimistic. I like your take on everything, and we should be better. You will have to read my thoughts on tonight’s events in the morning and see what you think. ” We’re a lot closer to our next one than our last one” I love it…..I might have to use that.

      • matr dontelli iii

        feel free, my friend. i didn’t patent it and i am certain of it. i mean we’re not the cubs or the red sox. we can’t go 90 years, can we?

        • TheJetPress

          God I hope not