Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
Do you think he'd be a good fit for the Broncos system?
I think he would be a good fit for any team. I think he would be especially helpful to us since, like Foster, he seems to fit the "get bigger and stronger but stay just as athletic as before" criteria the team now seems to be looking for in its offensive linemen. Eric will probably struggle a little initially since up to this point he has still only played about 17 games in his entire career at Tackle but he does have really unique athleticism for an OT without giving up any strength. He has the strength and great size (6'7, 315) and also isnt the fatass type lineman we have avoided (4.85 40). I think the best thing i can say about Eric Winston's athleticism and ability is that he came in to the program as a 5-star TE, played in a good number of games, including the national championship game, as a true freshman as a TE/H-Back/FB and then in the course of one offseason between 2002 and 2003, he switched not only from those positions to Left Tackle but without any prior experience at the position immediately became all conference first team. He is also a leader (like Myers) and a great teammate. Everything is on track, its now a matter of seeing how he actually performs after the injury. There is some unknown there to be sure, but i havent heard even a single thing about problems in the recovery. I expect him to have a pretty good year and be a top 10 selection.
I think Miami will put out a very good class this year for the draft. Since we are likely to have 7 or 8 picks in the first four rounds, and i have about 8-11 Miami players in mind going in the first four rounds next year I wouldnt be surprised if we came away with one of them (just hope its the right one!