Patriots

/ by Darren Hartwell
Presented By Papa Gino's
Patriots

We'd like to direct your attention to a year-old documentary of the 2017 Michigan football team.

Why? Because it contains proof that Chase Winovich might have a couple screws loose.

The New England Patriots made Winovich the No. 77 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and the 24-year-old has serious upside as an edge rusher in New England's 4-3 defense.

Speaking of edge ... Winovich plays with a certain, err, "spirit" that Amazon's "All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines" captured with some awesome mic'd up footage from the 2017 season.

(Thanks to NESN.com's Zack Cox for digging these up.)

That's Winovich screaming "Please block me!!!" before burning an offensive tackle for a sack and yelling in the poor guy's face, "I said, 'block me!' "

That's also Winovich relishing in the taste of his own blood and sharing a very aggressive take about in-game injuries.

Sounds like a guy who could get along well with Tom Brady, himself a fiery competitor and a former Wolverine.

Winovich backed up his trash talk with some eye-popping stats, too, posting a team-high 8.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss during that 2017 en route to a First-Team All-Big Ten nod.

 

With Trey Flowers headed for greener pastures, the Patriots could use a high-motor guy on their defensive line, and it appears they've found a good one in Winovich.

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