Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 3/72 - Brian Winters, G, 6-4, 320, Kent State...Another pick who will contribute right away. Winters played left tackle at Kent State but is expected to move to guard for the Jets, who lost guards Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore via free agency. A tough (he was a wrestler in high school) and experienced (50 starts in college) player, Winters should fit right in with the Jets' lunch-pail offensive line. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 3/72 - Brian Winters, G, 6-4, 320, Kent State...Another pick who will contribute right away. Winters played left tackle at Kent State but is expected to move to guard for the Jets, who lost guards Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore via free agency. A tough (he was a wrestler in high school) and experienced (50 starts in college) player, Winters should fit right in with the Jets' lunch-pail offensive line. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - With their third-round pick on Friday, the Jets addressed another obvious need by selecting Brian Winters out of Kent State. Winters played left tackle at Kent State, where he made 50 starts, but is likely to start right away at guard for the Jets, who lost guard Matt Slauson to the Bears via free agency and didn't attempt to re-sign free agent Brandon Moore.
Winters played guard in the Senior Bowl in January and said he was looking forward to playing the position as a pro. "(It) got real comfortable for me as days went on," Winters said. "I feel like that's where I can excel at the next level." - The Sports Xchange
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: OG: Brian Winters, Kent State, 6-4, 320, 5.25...Scouts love linemen with wrestling backgrounds and it is easy to see Winter's experience in this sport with the leverage, hand-play and aggression with which he plays. All 49 of Winters' games came outside at tackle but his tenacity and lack of ideal arm-length (32 3/4) might make him a better fit inside. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/07/13 - 2013 Kent State Pro Day: The Kent State Field House was filled with an unparalleled number of professional scouts Wednesday, as 14 former Golden Flashes put their skills to the test on Pro Day. Some teams brought as many as three representatives, including assistant coaches. In all, 24 NFL teams and one CFL team made the trip to Kent. The biggest draw was from offensive lineman Brian Winters (Hudson, Ohio), who was particularly impressive with his lateral movement. The 21-year-old, 315-pounder completed the short shuttle in 4.7 seconds. His vertical jump was 31.5 inches and his broad jump was 8-11. - Kent State football
03/07/13 - 2013 Kent State Pro Day: Winters, 6-3 1/2 and 315 pounds, was timed in the short shuttle in an unofficial 4.7 seconds, hit 31 1/2 inches in the vertical jump and 8-11 in the broad jump. "I feel it went well," Winters said. "At the combine I didnít get the results I wanted because I couldnít participate. It was just a little more motivation for me to work harder. I feel I prepared well and did well." Winters played left tackle for the Golden Flashes, but is projected as a guard in the NFL because of his short arms. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock lists him as the fifth-best guard prospect in the April 25-27 draft and Pro Football Weekly's "2013 Draft Guide" projects him as a second- or third-round pick. During position drills, Winters also worked at center. "Iím fine with that," he said. "It was new to me, obviously. But it felt comfortable and I felt good doing it. I could have a future in that, weíll see." - Marla Ridenour, The Akron Beacon Journal