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Video Thread: Robert Windsor vs Pittsburgh

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NCAA Football: Iowa at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn’t matter if the glass is full beyond the gridiron rim, Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard will never stop plugging trench players in to the roster. Ballard’s obsession with colossal chaps, especially in the interior, makes it no surprise that he selected Robert of house Windsor in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Robert Windsor is a stout, athletic, non-stop defensive tackle that will battle for a spot on the roster at a position that seems to be bursting with names.

Let’s take a look at what he brings with him from the Nittany Lions to the baby horseshoes by witnessing his performance against the Pittsburgh Panthers.


Windsor’s motor is aggressively pointing towards the red marker at all times and this play is no exception. Once he recognizes the screen pass, he switches gears with no hesitation and chases down the ball carrier 30 yards downfield. This is the kind of stuff you like to see, particularly from a late round pick.

On this next play, Windsor has a quick get off and swims right past the guard on his way to the QB and, though he didn’t get the sack, he was there in a hurry.

His get off is notable again, here, but what is most impressive is his ability to assess and adjust on the fly and relentlessly pursue the quarterback.

On this occasion, he throws an offensive lineman back like a child and there’s really not much else to say about it.


Windsor is clearly athletic, both on tape and paper, and pairing that with his belligerence is a dangerous combination—finding that in the 6th round is a theft of marked proportions. I’m excited to see if he can put more polish into his game and become a relevant contributor down the line.