Michigan’s Chase Winovich has all the tools to be a Pittsburgh Steeler

For the segment of Steelers nation who have been waiting for a triumphant return of dominant edge rushers there’s one name in this year‘s draft class that should steer as a player in the team should pursue: Michigan Wolverines DE Chase Winovich.

A five-year player at Michigan, Winovich started his college career as a linebacker before moving to tight end and then back to the defensive side of the ball as a defensive end where he would appear in 36 games over the next three seasons.

Winovich cut his teeth as a tackling machine who often stopped opponents behind the line of scrimmage. His defensive stats listed below are also accompanied by film to also showcase his prowess as a pass rusher.

Year G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk PD FR FF
2016 13 15 17 32 8.5 5 0 0 1
2017 13 36 37 73 19 8.5 0 2 2
2018 13 33 26 59 15.5 5 1 1 0
Career 36 86 80 166 43 18.5 1 3 3

As a redshirt junior, he was a 2017 first team and second team All-Big Ten selection. He finished his final year at Michigan earning third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and first-team All-Big Ten notice.

Pro Comparison

Pro scouts are already making comparisons between he and former Packer (now Los Angeles Ram) Clay Matthews:

Film Breakdown

Tommy Jaggi takes us through ten clips which best show the type of pro Chase Winovich could become.

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