Bedard’s Breakdown (defense): Chase Winovich pops in variety of ways in NFL debut

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When you win your preseason opener 31-3 over the Lions, that means that a lot of young players had good performances. The Patriots certainly had that from Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry, Jarrett Stidham and Dan Skipper on offense, to Derek Rivers and Ja'Whaun Bentley on defense, and Jake Bailey on special teams.

But you could make a very convincing argument that no player stood out more than Chase Winovich, the team's third-round pick out of Michigan.

In fact, I'll make that argument, enthusiastically. Sure, all his production came in the second half and against the reserves on a Lions' offensive line that was atrocious. But the variety of ways that Winovich stood out was impressive and sort of gets your mind going on how the Patriots could use him (and probably did the same for the coaches).

Plays that stood out: