Most team scouts will talk to and interview as many college players as they can leading up the NFL Draft, so hearing that they've met with certain players doesn't generally signal a specific interest. However, it was the lack of names connected with New York Giants scouts in recent weeks that was stood out. As Giants 101 reported previously, the team met with Army quarterback turned wide receiver Trent Steelman prior to the East-West Shrine Game, but Walter Football reports they also met with Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters.
Winters, whose Father also played in the NFL, is projected to be anywhere from a 2nd-to-4th round pick. Of the guards who have declared for the NFL Draft, he is widely ranked between the average of 4th-to-6th best.
Even at 6'4'' and 310 lbs., Winters is incredibly athletic, and some scouts have called him the most athletic at his position in the draft. His stock is currently rising and he could potentially push himself into first-round consideration with a strong performance at the NFL Combine.
In addition to his athleticism, Winters is also extremely versatile with the ability to play all offensive line positions save for center. He is a three time all-mid-American conference player and was the only MAC player invited to the Senior Bowl.
Giants scouts also met with Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh and North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
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