Vikings, Patriots, Chiefs, Bucs, Titans all show interest in Antoine Winfield Jr.

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The unique 2020 pre-draft process has seen the typical tactics swapped out for video conferences. And University of Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield Jr., the Big 10 defensive back of the year, has heard from several teams via modern technology.

Appearing on  Friday’s #PFTPM, Winfield said that he’s heard from the Vikings, Chiefs, Patriots, Titans, and Buccaneers.

In Minnesota, he’d join the team with which his father, Antoine Sr., spent nine seasons after four in Buffalo. Antoine Jr. also would be staying put in the place where he became a key contributor to the local college program.

In Kansas City, Antoine Winfield Jr. become basically Tyrann Mathieu Jr., giving the Chiefs a pair of versatile and potent weapons in the secondary.

In New England, his versatility surely would be utilized to the fullest — and the mere fact that the Patriots are showing interest likely will get others to take a closer look at him.

Wherever he goes, Winfield will attract attention, due to the name, his father’s legacy, and the similarities in the skill sets of father and son, including sure, hard-nosed tackling skills. For more from Antoine Jr., check out the attached video.

20 responses to “Vikings, Patriots, Chiefs, Bucs, Titans all show interest in Antoine Winfield Jr.

  1. The salty mountain of hate all cry that Belichick can’t draft, and yet the Patriots owned the league for most of the last 20yrs – and that’s despite picking last or next to it almost every year. Basically, if BB calls you, 31 teams take note because they all know he’s made the most of his barrel scraping picks for two decades.

  2. Belicheck and zimmer are the best spots for him to land because those guys can coach up a secondary player better than anybody.

  3. At least an inch taller, and 20-25 lbs heavier than his old man. Ya, he’s a baller. Whoever drafts him will get a very solid player, and a better than average tackler.

  4. The Patriots know that other teams jump whenever they take a look at someone so look for a ton of misdirection as the draft approaches

  5. Would LOVE to see him in Minny. If he’s HALF of the player his dad was, he’d be a great addition.

  6. NE interviews a lot of people, throwing smokescreens up everywhere.

    lol

    But, we know all about teams’ jealousies towards NE.

  7. Not a gopher fan by any stretch of the imagination. But it seemed when I would see there games the guy was always making plays. Wouldn’t mind seeing him stay in MN and play for the Vikings.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    April 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm
    NE interviews a lot of people, throwing smokescreens up everywhere.

    lol

    But, we know all about teams’ jealousies towards NE.

    _______________________________________________________________

    And we know your jealousy towards the Chiefs

  9. “and the mere fact that the Patriots are showing interest likely will get others to take a closer look at him”.

    Oh please, the Patriots have hardly been legendary for their draft picking results. They lucked into a QB who benefitted from breaking the rules. Thee rest of their draft pick selections over the past 20 years is kinds pathetic. I would say they are mediocre at best. This league is owned by GM Brett Veach and the Chiefs now anyway.

  10. ejmat3 says:
    April 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    Can’t wait for the Patriots Scandals to be revealed.

    Here’s the real truth that you’re looking for: They were just better than most of the NFL, for most of the time.

  11. He’s destined for Minnesota. I’m sure his dad is hoping that the Vikings draft him with one of their 1st round picks. As a Viking fan, I hope he ends up on the team.

  12. Vikes should use one their 1sts on McKinney if available not Winfield. Winfield is a late 2nd round early 3rd rounder at best.

  13. AW jr. is an outstanding tackler like his father was. He plays the ball well too. I think more teams than those listed have interest in AW jr.

  14. ikeclanton says:
    April 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Here’s the real truth that you’re looking for: They were just better than most of the NFL, for most of the time./////

    The Patsy’s have been good for 20-25 years tops. They had a very good run. But back it down a notch or 2,3. The NFL has had 100 years. And for most of the time the Pats weren’t better than most.

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