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Raiders NFL Draft Prospects: Oklahoma's Perrion Winfrey

Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey can help the Las Vegas Raiders disrupt opposing quarterbacks with his elite pass-rushing attack in the NFL Draft.

There’s no doubt that the Las Vegas Raiders will be shopping for interior defensive linemen this offseason.

While they’re still projected to re-sign a few defensive tackles of their own this offseason, the Raiders will look to add help through the draft and defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey of the Oklahoma Sooners could be that player.

“The Sooners’ standout has solid power when he initiates to displace blockers. If he gets leverage, he flashes power through full-man with a bull rush or speed to power move. When he wins the pad-level battle, Winfrey has shown he can push the pocket,” according to NFL Draft Bible.

Creating pressure in the pocket is something the Raiders need, and with potentially drafting Winfrey, he would immediately give the Raiders that inside threat they have been looking for.

In his last season at Oklahoma, Winfrey had a combined 23 total tackles (11 solo), 11 tackles for losses and 5.5 sacks.

Aside from his pass-rushing skills, the Raiders will fall in love with his high motor the most, as he just does not stop playing till the whistle blows.

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“In run defense, Winfrey exhibits dominance at times because of his penetration ability, flashes of power and high motor. He is able to stack linemen and track the ball carrier. The Oklahoma star is a reliable tackler both in space and through engagement,” NFL Draft Bible added.

Many have him compared to Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles, for having similar height, weight, and playing style. Whether he will develop into the player Fletcher has become is up in the air.

If Winfrey slides in the draft, based on other team needs, the Raiders can draft the Sooner and it ultimately could become another draft steal in the mid-rounds of the NFL Draft.

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