Isaiah Winstead was an absolute stud for the East Carolina Pirates final yr.
He caught 88 passes for 1,085 yards and 6 touchdowns. But the NFL Draft got here and went, and his title went unannounced.
Of course, groups wind up signing undrafted free brokers as quickly because the draft formally concludes, so Winstead thought he’d get a deal, however one hadn’t but come.
So, Winstead, seemingly dumbfounded, posted some highlights on Twitter with a optimistic message.
“6’4 210 transferring like this. No mini camp invite or UDFA deal. Behind the scenes on what I can do. With 88 catches & 1100 yds this previous season… God makes no errors tho thanks in superior,” he wrote on Sunday.
Winstead’s highlights are definitely spectacular.
His route operating is crisp, his capability to keep away from tackles is there and he included a number of insane catches with wild reactions from his teammates.
Fans had been fast to tag their favourite groups within the replies, and the San Francisco 49ers will need to have seen the video, as a result of they inked him to a deal.
Winstead turned the final participant on the Niners’ 90-man roster.
“Thank You GOD !! Only opinion that matter! Y’all gained’t remorse it ! @49ers,” he tweeted Wednesday.
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Niners GM John Lynch stated it wasn’t precisely the video that satisfied him to signal Winstead, saying the group’s scouts had been watching him for “a while.”
But it was when the video got here out when Winstead began “getting loads of calls.”
Winstead additionally had curiosity from the CFL, USFL and XFL. But then at the least six NFL groups known as him. His reported 4.70 time within the 40 apparently scared off some GMs. But Winstead stated he his 40 time was constantly close to 4.5 earlier than the draft.
“I really feel like I’m quick sufficient to play at this degree,” Winstead informed USA Today. “The 49ers, they’re going to get a canine. I’m going to method observe daily like I’ve been doing. It’s not like I’m there to be someone I’m not.”
Winstead performed at Norfolk State and Toledo for 2 years every earlier than heading to ECU final season. He was an honorable point out on the All-American Athletic Conference group. Forty-five of his 88 receptions went for at the least 10 yards, and his 6.77 receptions per sport had been eighth most within the FBS.
He will report back to Niners’ rookie minicamp May 12.
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