Former Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich participated in Michigan’s pro day on Friday.
When speaking with the media, Winovich revealed he will be getting thumb surgery very soon.
Winovich is having thumb surgery next Wednesday. Will take about 2 months to recover— angelique (@chengelis) March 15, 2019
Winovich also shared that he participated in linebacker and defensive line drills at pro day.
Winovich said he did both defensive line AND linebackers drills today pic.twitter.com/XioZvEcIb1— angelique (@chengelis) March 15, 2019
This is an important development for Winovich and shows NFL teams view him as a versatile prospect.
With Winovich’s combination of speed and strength, he could play as a 4-3 DE or as a stand-up 3-4 outside linebacker.
Winovich would likely thrive as a 3-4 OLB. His 40-yard dash time of 4.59 is elite for a linebacker and indicates he can run laterally well, which would make him a good OLB option that can cover the flat on a given down, and rush the passer on the next.
Also, Winovich said this:
Chase Winovich wants to buy his mom a car...said that it depends on where he’s drafted if it will be a Ferrari or a Camry— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) March 15, 2019