2015 Fond du Lac HS graduate Robert Windsor was recently picked in top-five senior defensive tackles for the 2020 NFL draft.
Penn State defensive standout Yetur Gross-Matos continues to find himself in the 2020 NFL mock draft conversation. The defensive end is a potential first-round pick after a brilliant true sophomore season which saw him rack up 20 tackles for loss and earn first-team All-Big Ten status.
But there is another Lions’ defensive lineman who is on the radar of Gil Brandt, the legendary talent evaluator who worked for the Dallas Cowboys for almost 30 years (1960-88). Brandt, who is still involved in football, contributes to NFL.com and was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Monday, Brandt put out a tweet listing his current top-five senior defensive tackles for the 2020 NFL draft. Penn State fifth-year nose tackle Robert Windsor made Brandt’s list:
My top 5 senior defensive tackles for the 2020 NFL draft in Las Vegas:
It’s an impressive list of names and Windsor, as you can see, ranks No. 5. It’s worth nothing that Michigan State defensive tackle Raequan Williams checks in at No. 4.
Windsor has been part of Penn State defensive line coach Sean Spencer’s tackle rotation since the 2016 season. His 2018 season was clearly his best as Windsor notched 39 tackles in 12 games. He posted 11.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three additional quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.
Windsor’s 7.5 sacks were a half-sack behind Gross-Matos’ total and it equaled the number by Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller, a recent fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Windsor, who is from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin – missed the Lions’ Citrus Bowl loss to Kentucky for an undisclosed violation of team rules. His best game occurred in the Lions’ 22-10 win over the Badgers at Beaver Stadium. Windsor racked up six tackles and two tackles for loss, earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Windsor is also aware of the Gil Brandt tweet. You can check out his reply below:
This is great but I promise I won’t be at the bottom of this list by the end of the season