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Strong, quick and versatile. All three words are accurate descriptions of Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters.
The Golden Flashes big man is primarily a left tackle but has spent his time in Mobile playing left guard in practices. This is a change Winters is hoping to make permanent heading into the NFL, telling Matt Florjancic of ClevelandBrowns.com:
"I think it’s a great fit for me. I played at left tackle at Kent because no one really could play it. It was really my fit and they thought I could be a great left tackle, but, at this level, I have to definitely play guard and I’m very comfortable with it."
The Cowboys are in desperate need of not only improvement but depth at both guard positions so Winters might be able to make this switch as a Dallas Cowboy. At 6'4" and over 300 pounds, Winters has shown the potential to succeed at guard in the NFL with his quickness.
He knows how to keep his block and is quick off the snap which will both be key for Winters in his transition. While some might view his change of position as a red flag, Dallas should consider it a plus. Winters can play guard but can also serve as a backup tackle if needed.