Biography: Three-year starter who totaled 91 tackles as a senior after 79 the prior year. Posted a career-best 125 tackles as a sophomore.
Positives: "Aggressive run defending safety who is at his best when facing the action. Remains disciplined with assignments, effectively reads the action, and is fluid moving sideline to sideline. Squares into tackles, wraps up, and brings ball carriers down on initial contact. Engages opponents at the line of scrimmage and remains disciplined with assignments. Is skillful in coverage when facing the action and has good quickness."
Negatives: Not quick flipping his hips in transition and better playing downhill. Struggles in man coverage situations. Marginally instinctive and displays poor anticipation.
Analysis: Winters is a tough run defender who lined up at both safety and outside linebacker. He possesses the physical skills and natural abilities to make a roster as a backup strong safety.
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