The future for offensive tackle Eric Winston may take him to the East Coast but not just because elf his new job as president of the NFLPA. While Winston was recently elected to the position by his peers, it seems that there is interest in the offensive tackle for his football skills as well. According to Jameson Hensley from ESPN.com, should the Ravens pass on taking an offensive tackle in the draft then they could consider signing Winston as a solution.
However, while Winston is a good veteran option, Hensely notes that he’s still nothing more than average even if he would be reuniting with Gary Kubiak.
Let’s just say the odds increase if the Ravens don’t draft a right tackle in the first couple of rounds. … He had some of his best seasons under offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak when they were in Houston. The expectations with Winston have to be tempered. He was an average right tackle last year with Arizona and allowed seven sacks.
Winston has bounced around to three teams in the NFL in his career and each place he’s gone he’s done a solid job and been well respected. That’s reflected in election as NFLPA president but it’s also shown in the fact that the Ravens are considering him if no younger prospects light them on fire in a few weeks time.