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    Scouting... Winslow

    By Rick Herrin

    Star-Telegram Staff Writer


    Kellen Winslow of the Cleveland Browns was the first tight end ever drafted among the top 10 picks. Winslow, the son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, was an All-American at the University of Miami.

    STRENGTH

    Wide receiver in a tight end frame. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is a unique blend of size, speed, agility and balance with an ability to exploit linebackers in coverage. At Miami, Winslow was able to get open against just about any type of defender.

    WEAKNESS

    Running his mouth. Winslow is a confident and ****y player who likes to talk and let his emotions run wild. He has already questioned the desire of his Browns teammates during training camp.

    HOW TO STOP HIM

    Jam him at the line of scrimmage. Constantly pounding Winslow at the line could disrupt his quick release and provide him an afternoon of frustration. Winslow wants to run, and making it a constant challenge could disrupt his effectiveness.

    LAST GAME

    Cleveland 20, Baltimore 3. In his NFL debut against one of the league's premier defenses, Winslow had four receptions (tied for team high) for 39 yards. His longest reception was for 21 yards that helped set up a Browns touchdown and a 10-3 lead. Half of his catches were for first downs.

    FANTASY VALUE

    High. Winslow expects to be a weekly favorite for new quarterback Jeff Garcia, and it showed in the season opener.

    NOTABLE

    Now wears No. 80, the number his father wore with the Chargers after wearing No. 11 throughout the preseason. ... Was the No. 6 pick in the draft. ... Caught 119 passes for 1,365 yards and nine TDs at Miami. ... Had the most career catches by a tight end at Miami and ranked fifth on the school's career receptions list.

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