Sizing up Winston Guy

A closer look at sixth-round draft choice Winston Guy:

Pick: No. 11 in the round, No. 181 overall.

Pertinent information: 6 feet 1, 218 pounds. … Three-year starter who finished his career with 283 tackles, including 106 in each of the past two seasons. … Injured at the NFL Scouting Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds and had a 36-inch vertical jump at his personal Pro Day. … Went to Lexington (Ky.) Catholic High School, where he won two state championships in football and track. … Born April 23, 1990.

What he brings: Versatility, as he played a hybrid safety/linebacker position last season.

Where he fits: Could factor in as a replacement for Atari Bigby, the veteran safety who signed with the Chargers in free agency. It was Bigby’s presence that allowed the coaches to use Pro Bowl safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor as linebackers in the big nickel package.

What they’re saying: “Durable, competitive, productive box safety who was used in a dual role in college, often playing like an additional linebacker. Could compete for a roster spot as a No. 4 safety and special-teams contributor.” – Pro Football Weekly

What he’s saying: “Obviously the Seahawks saw a lot of stuff in me that no other teams did. So I’m just pleased to be part of the organization.”


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