Who is Brian Winters?
While many predicted that the Jets would select an offensive lineman with one of their two first round picks, they passed on Alabama's Chance Warmack and selected Kent State's Brian Winters with the 72nd overall pick.
Winters has a tremendous amount of potential, but fell in the draft due to injury concerns. He was a four year starter at Kent State, who impressed coaches with his athleticism and skill. He has the ability to move around on the line, earning all-conference honors at right guard and right and left tackle. He played well in the 2012 MAC Championship game, though his team fell to Northern Illinois. The Jets know that their offense can't flourish without a strong offensive line, so building through the draft is the way to go. Whether it's Sanchez or Smith that Winters is protecting, he'll likely be a valuable asset for the Jets.
The Jets have the 9th selection in the 4th round, and should again focus on improving their offense. So far, the draft has been a mixed bag for New York. Hopefully they can find some late round steals as the drafts' end nears.