Overview: Brian Winters was a Guard for Kent State, who was the New York Jets 3rd round pick in the 2013 draft. He has played in 22 games and started in 18 games.
Strengths: A tough, mean, and a very aggressive football player. Physical. Extremely versatile can play Guard, Tackle and the Jets have recently used him at Center during the offseason. A great athlete. Great cut-blocking abilities. A team captain, a vocal leader. Still young and has a big upside.
Weaknesses: Needs to work on his footwork. Can get pushed around by stronger athletes. Needs to get better playing in space. Needs to work on his hands, at times grabs defenders.
How he fits the New York Jets: Next to Quarterback, the Jets offensive line is the next biggest weaknesses on the Jets. During the offseason Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan went out and got some depth at offensive line such as Brewer, Hooey, brought back players such as Willie Colon and Ben Ijalana. He also drafted Jarvis Harrison and got James Carpender during free agency to add to the competition at offensive line. How does Winters fit the Jets? He is a versatile offensive lineman who is still young and can play anywhere on the offensive line which should help him secure a spot on the roster as starter or most likely a potential backup. He is 23 and still has a lot of upside with the right coaching staff in place and with time Winters can potentially be groom as a starter in the near future.
Bottom Line: Winters is still young who offers a big upside to his game. He is a versatile offensive lineman who can play anywhere. A great vocal leader who under the right coaching staff can be groom into a great player at offensive lineman.