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Draft Profile: Minnesota S Antoine Winfield Jr.

21 January 2020 DRAFT


2020 NFL Draft Profile

Measureables: 5’10” 205 LBs

Antoine Winfield Jr. is not just all heart, he’s got the game to back it up. Son of 1998 Jim Thorpe Award winner (given to the best defensive back in the country) Antoine Winfield, the talent is in his blood. Jr. has been a standout star at Minnesota since day 1. However, injuries have rerailed two of his seasons. But he came back with a vengence in 2019 as he balled out for incredible stats and regularly made game winning/saving plays. His team moved as he moved. He was the leader of that entire team and he embraced that role. He is going to be a leader at the nextr level and a guy who is highlighted pre and post snap. There’s a bright furture ahead for AW Jr.

Career Stats

TOT SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG TD LNG PD STF STFYDS KB
85 62 23 3 2 0 0 7 111 15.9 1 33 1 0 0 0
17 10 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0
52 37 15 0 0 0 0 1 82 82.0 1 82 3 0 0 0

Best  Film:

2019 vs Penn State 11 tackles and 2 INTs

2019 vs Northwestern 12 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble

2019 vs Nebraska 10 tackles and 1 sack

Highlights: 

Strengths

  • Bloodline, father as a stud at Ohio State and in the NFL;
  • instincts and a playmaker;
  • great burst and hands;
  • athletic as they come;
  • willing tackler;
  • leader and field general

Weaknesses

  • A little undersized;
  • speed won’t overwhelm at the combine;
  • injury history: in 2016, Winfield Jr. played in 12 games. In 2017 and 2018, Winfield Jr. would play in just four games in each of 2017 and 2018 due to injury. His stock shot back up in 2019 after he played lights out and healthy all year

NFL Comparison: Tyrann Mathieu, Budda Baker, Adrian Amos

Projection: Early 2nd to early 3rd


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