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Chase Winovich | Defensive End

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/19/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 255

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Michigan senior DE/OLB Chase Winovich has been Pro Football Focus' No. 1 graded EDGE defender in the Big 10 this season.
Pro Football Focus gives Winovich top-three marks in total stops (37, 2nd), total pressures (50, 3rd), and pass-rush grade (90.0, 2nd). With those advanced metrics, Winovich easily earned an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl and he'll be a highly analyzed prospect heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. Winovich (6'3/255) will be off the board sometime during Day 1 or Day 2, and NFL teams will certainly love his leadership. Dec 16 - 3:20 PM

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Michigan senior DE/OLB Chase Winovich received an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Winovich has been outstanding in 2018, and he's been arguably the most consistent defender on the Michigan defense. That's saying something on a defense that features a good deal of future NFL talent. There are questions about Winovich's position and size (6'3/255), but he'll have a great chance to answer some of those questions during the practices/game in Mobile in January.
Nov 21 - 6:59 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh says senior DE Chase Winovich's (shoulder/head/neck) status for Saturday against Ohio State is currently unknown.

Harbaugh said Monday that Winovich will continue to be evaluated every day this week. Winovich left Saturday's win over Indiana with what appeared to be an injury in the shoulder/head/neck area. Michigan hasn't disclosed much, so we can't provide more information than that.
Nov 19 - 1:52 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said after Saturday's win over Indiana that X-rays on senior DE Chase WInovich (undisclosed) came back negative.

This confirms an earlier postgame report. Winovich was injured in the fourth quarter after taking a questionable hit from an IU lineman after he was already down on the field. His status for next weekend's game against Ohio State will be determined over the course of the coming practice week.
Nov 17 - 8:43 PM

Postgame X-rays and a CT scan on Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich (undisclosed) following Saturday's game against Indiana were all negative, according to a report.

Winovich left Saturday's game in the fourth quarter after being hit by an Indiana offensive lineman while already down on the field. The senior defensive end remained down for a couple minutes while being evaluated by trainers, and he was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. Winovich's status for Michigan's regular season finale against Ohio State has yet to be determined.
Nov 17 - 8:35 PM

Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich (undisclosed) was helped off the field during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Indiana.

Winovich (6'3/255) remained down on the Michigan Stadium turf for a couple minutes before getting to his feet, with trainers taking him to the locker room immediately. The senior defensive end was hit by an Indiana offensive lineman after he was already down on the turf, but no penalty was called. Winovich is a key member of the Michigan defense, and his status is something to keep an eye on ahead of the Nov. 24 showdown with Ohio State.
Nov 17 - 6:34 PM

Rivals' Mike Farrell has Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich ranked as the 26th best player in the country in his "Farrell 50.

Farrell explains, "Other players in Michigan’s impressive stacked defensive unit may get more attention, but Winovich continues to be one of the leaders while consistently producing. With Rashan Gary on the other side, Winovich has totaled 33 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks for the Wolverines." Farrell predicted his transition to DE prior to his commitment to Michigan and said, "He always played well off of contact while struggling a bit in coverage in space so the move to end has been a natural transition." Winovich will likely be a 1st round pick in 2019.
Source: Rivals
Oct 28 - 10:38 AM

Per Pro Football Focus, Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich racked up seven quarterback pressures on only 38 pass-rush snaps in Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Winovich had three QB hits, four hurries, and added three defensive stops. He has been a big part of their defense and continued to cause disruption in the backfield. While Devin Bush and Rashan Gary get the most draft spotlight on this defense, Winovich will likely end up being a high draft pick as well.
Oct 21 - 10:42 AM

Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich was named to the Pro Football Focus week one team for his performance against Notre Dame.

Winovich had six tackles and a sack in the loss to the Irish, but he also had eight pressures, and as PFF notes, neither Notre Dame tackle was able to handle him on Saturday night. Devin Bush and Rashan Gary get the most hype -- and for good reason -- but Winovich is another high draft pick playing a big role in the Michigan defense.
Sep 3 - 6:42 PM

The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs believes Michigan redshirt senior DE Chase Winovich had a "wonderful showing" from "an NFL perspective."

Winovich recorded six tackles--including three for a loss--and a sack in their season-opening loss to Notre Dame. Crabbs is largely concerned about Winovichs' lack of a "dominant trait" but is starting to prove otherwise and said he "was able to illustrate some improvement with his hands, a promising development. Seeing a collapsed right tackle immediately after contact was refreshing. So, too, was the pace of which hands were moving to continuously keep a clean chest." Winovich has a chance to boost his draft stock into the end of the first round with consistently strong performances throughout the season.
Sep 2 - 10:32 AM's Dane Brugler projected four Michigan players to be selected in the first round in a recent mock draft for the 2019 class.

Those four players are DE Rashan Gary, OLB Devin Bush, QB Shea Patterson and DE Chase Winovich. Of the athletes in question, Gary is going to go highest -- he will be in play for a top-five selection -- while Winovich figures to be more of a borderline Day 1/Day 2 selection. We view both Patterson and Bush as rock-solid mid-Day 1 possibilities.
May 12 - 3:56 PM

Michigan redshirt junior DE Chase Winovich announced he will return for a 5th season of eligibility.

Winovich was a workhorse for the Wolverines this season, playing at a high level while on the field for 91 percent of the school's snaps, the most on the defensive line. Pressure is on this team heading into 2018, although the defense performed at a high level for multiple years.
Jan 3 - 10:23 AM

Michigan redshirt junior DE Chase Winovich was named the winner of the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week award courtesy of his performance in Saturday's win over Purdue.

Winovich (6'3/245) was all up in the Boilermakers' business throughout Saturday, racking up six tackles (4.0 for loss) and three sacks in the 28-10 victory. The senior defensive lineman has picked up at least one sack in three of four games this season and has recorded 15 tackles in the last two contests.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior DE Chase Winovich had better numbers than Rashan Gary and similar numbers to Maurice Hurst last year.

Nobody talks about Winovich -- perhaps because he's 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, perhaps because his upside appears limited, perhaps because he shuffled between offense and defense throughout his career -- but he was productive in 2016, posting five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. The Wolverines lost a ton on defense over the winter, so they'll be counting on Winovich heavily this fall.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 03:48:00 PM