NFL DRAFT UPDATE
It was much later than orginially anticipated, but the Cleveland Browns drafted former Boise State defensive lineman Billy Winn in the 6th round with the 205th overall pick.
Winn becomes the fifth Boise State player taken in the 2012 Draft, setting a school record for the most Broncos selected in a single class. The previous mark was established in 2007 when Gerald Alexander, Legedu Naanee, Korey Hall and Derek Schouman were drafted.
Along with Winn, former Boise State DE Shea McClellin (Chicago) and DE Tyrone Crawford (Dallas) also heard their names called at Radio City Music Hall in New York this week, making this the first time the Broncos have had three defensive lineman selected in a single draft.
NFL Draft Profile
Projected Pick: Third Round
Known team workouts: Chicago
Prior to the NFL Combine, Billy Winn was given a pre-draft rating of 84.0 by NFL.com, which suggests a prospect is worthy of either a late first or early second round pick. After running a 5.0 second 40-time (although he redeemed himself on Boise State's Pro Day by running a 4.83) and only tossing up 24 reps at 225 on the bench press, it seems like that took a bit of a hit.
Still, Winn's versatility is undenyable, something that is valued in the NFL these days. At the Senior Bowl, Winn played three different position across the line, and while he says teams are looking at him to play the five-technique, he also has the size to roll inside if need be.
Considering almost everything NFL team talked to him at the combine, the interest it there.
Boise State Stats