NFL Network recently released their predictions for the NFL all-rookie teams. While most of these predictions are littered with first-round draft choices, there are some surprises along the way.
Not every first-round draft choice will pan out, and not every late-round evaluation is correct. Therefore, when making all-rookie predictions, many sites choose to take a shot at the dark to find a late-round flyer in a favorable situation that may make a run early in their career.
It appears that NFL Network is buying stock in Browns defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey. He was the only defensive tackle on their all-rookie defensive team, making it in over the likes of Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt, and Travis Jones. Network analyst Chad Reuter justified the pick, explaining that Winfrey should be on the field early and often for Cleveland this season.
“Even if Winfrey doesn’t win a starting job coming out of training camp, I expect the Browns to get him into the game in sub-packages regularly early in the season to attack the backfield. His playing time should increase as he progresses through his rookie campaign, in which he’ll accumulate somewhere in the range of six to eight tackles for loss and three to five sacks for the year.”
The Browns selected Winfrey at No. 108 in this past draft, hoping he could eventually develop into a consistent interior presence. After post-draft interviews, he immediately became a fan favorite for several viral social media moments.
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