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Perrion Winfrey

IDL

Oklahoma

6'4"

Height

Weight

290

Vertical
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
10 1/4"
35 1/4"
84 3/4"
Bench Press
Vertical
Broad Jump
3-Cone
40-Time
10-Time-1
20-Time-2
20-Shuttle
4.89

Final Grade

6.43

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Team Fit

SF

IND

Strengths 

Winfrey's biggest strengths lie in his raw power. He has the strength to knock back defenders, bull rush linemen, and to swipe away hands when rushing the passer. This power coupled with his impressive motor leads to more postive plays that you'd expect, based on his technique.

Weaknessess

The weaknesses for Winfrey include a slow reaction time at the snap, which can put him a half step behind. While his raw strength can often make up for it in college, he may not have the same luck in the NFL. His lateral movement is also an issue, as he seems to just not being able to move side to side as quickly as you want a lineman to move. This can lead to issues against a zone blocking scheme, which is very prevalent in the NFL.

Big Picture

Because of his size and strength, Perrion Winfrey is a guy that will attract a lot of attention from teams. The things he does well are things you can't teach and the things he does poorly are things that you can teach, so teams will take a chance on him, in hopes that they can fix his weaknesses. A solid senior bowl also helped teams take notice of Winfrey. Winfrey should be drafted by a team with a solid, interior defensive line, who could use him as a rotational piece as they develop him. While he likely won't be an All-Pro or even a Pro Bowler, Winfrey has the potential to be a solid starter someday. I'd expect him to to be drafted early in Day 3 of the draft.

Player Comp

LAR

Athleticism:

6.4

7.25

Winfrey looks the part, as he's a big, long interior presense with good speed. However, while he has some raw, athletic ability, he lacks the flexibility and lateral movement necessary to be a great interior presense. He is able to make up for some of this with explosive hands but his late reaction off the ball can cause issues

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Play Strength
Balance
6
6
6.75
6.75
6.5

Pass Rush Ability:

6.45

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
6
7
6.5
6.25
6.5

Winfrey's biggest weakness is his first step. He consistently is late off the ball, putting him a half second behind on many plays, which is sometimes all the time the QB needs to get a throw off. His pass rush moves could use some work but he does have quick, strong hands, which are useful in shedding blocks. One thing that Winfrey has going for him is that he's always working towards the QB up until the ball is thrown.

Against The Run:

6.75

7.25

Again, the lack of lateral movement can be an issue for Winfrey, but he does have really strong hands that can help him shed blocks and get to his gap. He also has the strength to simply knock blockers backwards. That coupled with good block shedding ability resulted in over 40% of his tackles being tackles for loss.

Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Gap Integrity
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
6.5
7
6.5
6.75
7

Competitiveness:

6.83

7.25

Instincts

7.25

Field Vision

Decision Making

Pre-Snap Adjustment

7.25

7.25

One thing that no one can knock about Winfrey is his motor. Each and every play, he is working through the whistle. You'd be hard pressed to find a play where he wasn't giving 100%. This drive helps make up for a lot of his weaknesses as a defensive lineman.

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7
7
6.5

Intelligence:

6.17

7.25

Unfortunately, Winfrey doesn't have a lot of use outside of being an interior defensive lineman. He doesn't have the speed or the reaction to get off the ball quickly enough to play as an end in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
6.5
6.5
5.50