Boise State defensive end Ryan Winterswyk’s draft stock is on the rise but not due to his 20 ½ career sacks or 46 ½ tackles for loss.
The 6’4, 225-pounder has received considerable interest from at least half-a-dozen NFL teams as a converted tight end. Winterswyk performed tight end drills at Boise State’s pro day, displaying his versatility in front of representatives from 22 teams.
The former walk-on started all four seasons for the Broncos and was a three-time First Team All-WAC selection but falls into that ‘tweener’ category at the next level. Too small for defensive end, too slow for linebacker but possesses pro talent.
While he might need some time to develop in the pros, Winterswyk has been described as a quality caliber of player who will work his tail off and will find himself on someones roster if/when training camp opens up.