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Kent State Dri Archer NFL Draft Breakdown

Kent State has produced plenty of talented NFL players over the last decade. Most of them relatively unknowns until they make their make in the National Football League. James Harrison, Julian Edelman, and Josh Cribbs are some of the few who have flown under the radar in Kent, Ohio. Last season the Golden Flashes left tackle Brian Winters was nationally known and was drafted i...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Winters has opportunity to take Ducasse's job

BY NICK ST. DENISThis summer, New York Jets rookie offensive lineman Brian Winters was unable to win the starting left guard job, which was awarded to Vlad Ducasse.This week, Winters has a second opportunity to earn the gig.According to multiple media reports, and as first reported by Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday, the Jets will give Winters the first-team snaps this week in practice...
Via AFC East Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On the Jets Film Room: Is Brian Winters Ready to Start?

During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Jets took a position that was bare and made it very crowded. Considering the constant preaching of competition around the Jets these days, it makes sense that John Idzik would draft Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi, and Will Campbell to be added to a stable of Offensive Guards that could already include Willie Colon, Stephen Peterman, Vlad Ducasse, and Caleb...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Beef Up O-line with Third Round Pick Brian Winters

After surprising most of us by ignoring the offense in round one, the Jets put all of their day two focus on the offense. First they got their quarterback when Geno Smith fell into their lap in the second round, next up was some protection help for the young quarterback as they selected offensive lineman Brian Winters from Kent State University.Winters (6'4"and 320 lbs....
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets draft Kent State OL Winters in third round

The New York Jets have selected versatile Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters in the third round of the NFL draft. Winters, who is 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, started at left tackle for the Golden Flashes but is expected to play at guard in the NFL. It was a position of need for the Jets, who allowed Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, the team's starters the last few years...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Select Offensive Guard Brian Winters

With the 72nd pick in the NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Kent State Guard Brian Winters. In his offensive line rankings, staff writer Mike Nolan had this to say about Winters “Winters may be the nastiest lineman in the draft. The former tackle is not great in space and will probably be asked to move to guard. He shows solid technique and violently finishes blocks. He reminds...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

With the 72nd Overall Pick: Jets select Brian Winters, OG, Kent State

After making a splash with their second round pick, QB Geno Smith, the New York Jets settle down by drafting Brian Winters, guard out of Kent State.  Winters, at 6'4", 320lbs has been a force on the line for KSU, ever since his true freshman year where he started at the right tackle position. He's flexible and fiery; large, but quick for his size.  Having...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ohio prospects in the NFL Draft

A glance at the top five Ohio natives in this year's NFL Draft... Travis Kelce, TE, Cleveland HeightsCincinnati - He's still developing as a tight end, and he missed much of the early pre-draft hoopla while recovering from injury. But Kelce is a big (6'5, 255), fast prospect in the mold of other tight ends who have posted big numbers in recent seasons, so teams see him...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Offensive Line Coach Present At Kent State Pro Day

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Wednesday via Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with three other NFL teams sent their offensive line coaches to the Kent State pro day to observe offensive linemen Brian Winters and Josh Kline. Winters played left tackle in 2012, and also played right tackle and right guard while at Kent State. He made the All-MAC team...
Via Steelers Depot
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

#66 Brian Winters, OT Kent State

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...
Via Beyond the Combine
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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