Production wise, Robert Windsor took a bit of a step back during his senior year at Penn State by recording just five sacks after finishing with 10 the year before, but this shouldn’t prevent a NFL team from taking a chance on the defensive tackle come April.
As previously discussed, the Eagles realize the NFC East has the chance to be loaded with offensive talent during the 2020 season from each of their three division rivals, meaning defense could be the key factor to finish on top.
Like most rookies, Windsor has numerous areas that will need to improve over the next couple of months if he’s going to have any shot at making an impact as a rookie, whether it happens to be his ability to help stop the run or simply bulking up a bit more.
The good news for the Eagles is even if Windsor is considered a work in progress at the moment, a selection this late in the draft is a pick they can afford to make.
For all Philadelphia knows, Windsor could be the kind of player who just needs the right opportunity in the NFL to show a team he has what it takes to make it in the league.
Even if the argument can be made the Eagles could afford to wait another round before selecting Windsor and focus on a different position at No. 168, the last thing they want is to miss out on an opportunity to add an extra weapon to the defensive line.