DL Oklahoma 6-4 290 SR #8
GRADE: 86 OVR RANK: TBC POS RANK: TBC
ARM LENGTH: 35 1/4″ // HAND SIZE: 10 1/4″
40YD: 4.89 (95%) // 10YD: 1.71 (88%) // VJ: ( %) // BJ: ( %)
BP: ( %) // SS: ( %) // 3C: ( %)
Projection: Can start immediately as a 1-gap 3 technique but will need some development to be effective against the run. Tools give very high ceiling. Draft Projection: Late Round 2 ~ GrindingTheMocks.com
Ravens Fit: It’s hard to find his combination of length, power, speed and explosion. This gives exciting potential as a disruptive interior force and you saw some significant development with pro coaching at the Senior Bowl. There are many things the Ravens look for, in Winfrey, including his athleticism, his motor, his versatility, his length but he requires a lot of work to be an effective 1-gap run defender, let alone in a 2-gap. His scheme fit is very poor and asking him to 2-gap would likely be a waste of his penetrative talents. There will come a point where he’s too good a value but he’ll have been taken long before that point.
Overall Fit 3/5
1-gap 0/1/2 technique most of the time, does kick outside to 3/5 at times.
Dangerous potential as a pass rusher, his best trait is undoubtedly his vertical explosion which he uses along with his good processing to get off the ball quickly. His upfield burst is elite, he has excellent first-step quickness and his foot speed allows him to close the space and put the OL under immediate stress. He doesn’t yet have an effective rush plan and he doesn’t engage effectively after that initial burst. He moves so fast and gets to the OL so quickly that he doesn’t have time to get his hands out or react to what the OL is doing, and can often simply barrel into the Offensive Lineman. On the rare occasion you see him tired at the end of a long drive, he will get off the ball a little slower and you can see him use his hands more effectively.
When he does get to use his hands, deeper into the rep, and usually after he’s lost the initial advantage he won because of his burst, you can see him work a club/swim and club/rip where he controls the outside shoulder. He also has effective swipe moves. His hands are always active and his motor always runs but there is little plan to his counters, he throws moves out without much thought or planning. You can see the occasional bull rush, in which his core strength is on show but because of his hand usage deficiency, good OL can re-anchor against it and stalemate him. He can use his length to get to the back shoulder of the OL and he can control the outside arm as he’s cornering but he does have limited ankle flexion and therefore bend to turn the corner. He will affect the QB, but it’s usually because his motor his running and he’s being aggressive and competitive. Most of his sacks were effort sacks.
He is equally quick out of the blocks against the run and has good processing. He reads reach blocks quickly and has the explosion and lateral quickness to match angles and prevent the OL from getting to his outside shoulder when the OL doesn’t work effectively in tandem. When the OL works well to double team him, he can’t occupy it and prevent vertical movement and can get sealed inside. He’s good against backside cut-offs, his explosion and quick hands comes into play here, then his motor, foot speed and toughness allow him to make a play on the ball carrier. On the front-side of runs, his hand usage deficiency comes into play, he has poor timing and placement and he struggles to fit his hands and pads while on the run. It also means he can’t lock out to gain leverage so pad level and therefore play strength can be an issue against the run. He can leverage his gap with core strength and burst but it’s by accident and he maintains gap discipline only momentarily. He rarely tackles the runner in his gap.
Dangerous mix of explosion, speed and power but without an effective rush plan yet. Does not use his hands effectively with poor placement and timing, does not play with consistent leverage
SR: 6 Sacks, 6 QB Hits, 15 Total Tackles, 1 FF
JR: 2 QB Hits, 2 Batted Balls, 16 Total Tackles