BIO: Former tight end who moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore. All-Conference selection as a senior and awarded the Jacobs Trophy as the top lineman in the ACC. Started the first four games of his junior campaign, then suffered a torn ligament in his left knee, ending his season.
POSITIVES: Athletic blocker with terrific upside for the next level. Patient, makes effective use of angles and is a strong position blocker. Stays square, jolts defenders with hand punch then turns them off the line. Blocks with good lean and a wide base. Alert and works well with teammates. Displayed improved blocking strength as a senior.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top blocking range and is not quick-footed. Did not distinguish himself during his senior campaign.
ANALYSIS: A former top-10 selection prior to his knee injury, Winston never seemed completely healthy in '05. Previously displayed the footwork and mobility teams want in a left tackle and could be a bargain in April's draft for a franchise patient with his recovery.