Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry has gone all out to bolster the team’s front seven depth in the offseason, which includes the addition of defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey.
The Browns selected Winfrey in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, which came after they hauled in former UAB defensive lineman Alex Wright with the No. 78 overall pick. Winfrey upped his draft stock in what turned out to be his final season with the Oklahoma Sooners last year, posting career highs in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (5.5).
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett had a front-row seat to watch Winfrey over the second week of the team’s OTAs schedule. As he noted during a press conference this past week, Garrett sees plenty of potential in what the rookie can bring to the table later this year.
“He works hard,” Garrett said. “We just have to get him in the right place at the right time. He is a hard worker. He wants to learn. … He is all work. He gets there. He goes full speed, and he is trying to get rid of some of the things he lost in college and take some of the things that he needs for the NFL and just try to refine it.
“I think (defensive line coach Chris Kiffin) Kiff is doing a good job, and we are just trying to show him what we are working with and what won’t work.”
On Winfrey’s part, he is looking ahead to tagging along with Garrett in the 2022 season. During his post-draft press conference, Winfrey noted that he and Garrett are aiming to take “over.”
With Jadeveon Clowney deciding to stay put coupled with the additions of both Wright and Winfrey, the Browns’ front seven unit sure will be a group to watch in the 2022 campaign.