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Beyond the Combine:
Brian Winters, OT Kent State
HGT: 6-4 WGT: 311
Brian Winters has started every single game (49 to date) since stepping foot on the Kent State campus as a true freshman in 2009. Since 2010 Winters has been an All-Conference performer. This season Winters was selected to be an Offensive team captain, and is on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List along with the Senior Bowl Watch List.
Winters has good size and bulk, plays with good knee-bend/pad level. Shows good lateral agility and excellent athleticism.Winters maintains a good base in the run-game and in pass pro. Plays with great over-all strength in the upper and lower body. One of the better run-blocking left tackles I’ve seen on film, mauls defenders. Does a good job combo blocking with guard. Plays with a nasty demeanor and chip on his shoulder especially when finishing blocks. Does a good job at getting his hands on defenders which allows him to gain full control of blocks. Displays good over-all footwork. Looks like a...
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