FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets have selected versatile Kent State offensive lineman Brian Winters in the third round of the NFL draft.
Winters, who is 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, started at left tackle for the Golden Flashes but is expected to play at guard in the NFL. It was a position of need for the Jets, who allowed Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, the team’s starters the last few years, to become free agents. Moore is still unsigned, but Slauson signed with Chicago.
The Jets signed veteran Willie Colon in the offseason and still have Vladimir Ducasse, their second-round pick in 2010, but Winters might be able to start immediately. He started a school-record 50 games for Kent State and is regarded as a punishing blocker.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Florida Edges Wisconsin In Overtime Nail-Biter
- Kentucky Beats UCLA In Battle Of Goliaths
- 2017 Elite Eight TV Schedule
- Beauvillier & Tavares Score In Shootout, Pushing Islanders Past Penguins
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)