Photo of Winston Guy
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

Grade
50.0 ?
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Guy lacks elite speed and quickness, but he is a tough, physical defender with outstanding instincts. He will contribute as a special teams player as a rookie.

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Guy is a big safety from Kentucky who, not unlike last year's draft gem Randall Cobb on the offensive side, was a jack of all trades for Kentucky throughout his career. He played corner as a freshman before moving to safety for his second and third years, and ultimately ended up at outside linebacker. Projects as a safety in the NFL and can contribute early on special teams, giving him late-round value.

Analysis

Strengths

Guy is an excellent player in run support, makes a lot of plays off the edge and could be an effective sub-package zone blitzer in his pro career. He is a drag-down tackler, but is usually in position and good with pre-snap reads. Seems to have the savvy and athletic ability to start at various positions.

Weaknesses

As a safety, Guy will struggle early in zone coverage and recovering on deep balls. After playing the last year of his college career in the box as a linebacker, there will be obvious hitches in his technique and transition when aligning 10 to 15 yards deep as a safety. He lacks instincts when playing the pass and has trouble recognizing when a ball is thrown and triggering his feet to get there.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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