Perrion Winfrey played both 1-tech and 3-tech for the Sooners. He held four offers coming out of Lake Park High in 2017 – Morgan State, Wyoming, Virginia Tech, and Western Illinois. Ultimately, he chose to go the JUCO route which helped him secure the unanimous #1 JUCO prospect rating in the class of 2020. 

The Measurables

Perrion Winfrey

DT – #8 Oklahoma

HT: 6032
WT: 292
DOB: 8/15/2000

Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Lake Park (Mayfield, IL)
HS Rating: N/A
JUCO School: Iowa Western
JUCO Rating: 4 star (0.9162)
Phil Steele: PS#1JC

Perrion Winfrey Scouting Report

Very fast for a player his size. Has excellent quickness. Surprising range. Very athletic. Good straight line speed. Should test better than most every defensive tackle in the class. Good lateral quickness. Excellent lower body drive. Has power to win against interior linemen simply with his intense, brute strength.

Ridiculously good first step. Explosive athlete, among the most explosive and athletic defensive tackles I’ve seen in the class. Very effectively contains double teams. Still raw with his placement – not particularly on point yet. Struggles to disengage and push past the linemen, still relies on his intensity to win. Strong hand usage to shake the block.

Decent tackler, but doesn’t wrap up too well. Good pursuit angles both inside and outside of the pocket. High motor player. Good recognition skills and pursues the play quickly and effectively. Strong natural instincts that recognize concepts. Clearly puts a lot of work in the film room. Strong pass rushing threat. Ended his Oklahoma career with just 6 sacks, but his impact in the backfield is undeniable. Really need to see Winfrey keep his emotions in check. Drew a couple of taunting calls throughout the season.

What we want to see from Perrion Winfrey in Mobile

  • The only real knock on Perrion Winfrey’s game right now that he can start to debunk in Mobile is his hand technique. Winfrey relied at the college level on his intensity and athleticism to win at the line of scrimmage, or at times using his brute strength. We’d like to see Winfrey start to show some resemblance of hand technique and understanding in 1v1’s this February.

Pre-Senior Bowl projection

Perrion Winfrey projects as a day one starter in a 4-3 defensive front with the upside of becoming a pro bowl player. He’s very athletic and his pass rushing ability could be come extremely valuable at the next level. Winfrey is best as a 3-tech defender but offers versatility to play the 1-tech as well.

We like Winfrey as a first/second-round prospect in this class. His intensity and pass rushing ability will certainly draw some looks to a 4-3 defensive front who want an effective and rangy starting-level 3-tech defensive tackle. Winfrey certainly fits the bill.

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By John Vogel

NFL Draft Analyst. Dad.

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