Antoine Winfield - Minnesota

Height/Weight - 5'9/203

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (August 16, 1998)

Combine Results - 40-4.45, Vert-36.0", Broad-124.0"

Class - RS Sophomore

Conference - Big Ten West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 2

College Stats -

2019 - 58 (Solos)/25 (Assists)/3.5 (TFL)/3.0 (Sacks)/7(INT)/7(PD)

2018 - 10 (Solos)/7 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/1(INT)/1(PD)

2017 - 17 (Solos)/3 (Assists)/1.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)/0(INT)/2(PD)

2016 - 37 (Solos)/15 (Assists)/2.5 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/1(INT)/3(PD)

NFL Player ComparisonAdrian Phillips, D.J. Swearinger

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Instinctive defender with a quick trigger to fire downhill & punish opposition

  • Explosive, powerful hitter, excellent contact balance, dense frame really packs a punch

  • Has the athleticism to play in both single high & even man coverage roles

  • Coverage potential is great, sees field well, fast breaks on the ball & good ball skills 

  • Very reliable tackler in run support, physical & aggressive but plays under control

  • Easily navigates through congested areas of the field & gets involved in the tackle

  • Son of former Jim Thorpe Award winner and 14 year NFL vet Antoine Winfield Sr.

  • Does well to read the backfield & work into throwing lanes when playing in zone

  • Excellent ball skills both over the shoulder & when breaking hard to the ball 

  • Attacks ball in the air with alpha mentality, great tracking skills no issue finding ball 

  • Takes outstanding angles in pursuit, type of mindset & instincts to create turnovers 

  • Versatility to play in deep zones, man coverage & up near the line of scrimmage

  • Clean processor that is always where he is supposed to be, as well as a dynamic blitzer

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Speed likely won't be top of draft class doesn't appear to have that rare next gear

  • Only played 8 games in 2017 & 2018 due to season ending hamstring & foot injuries 

  • Average athlete at best with modest range & flexibility, doesn’t offer much length

  • Lack of elite range cuts down on his upside as a deep free safety in the NFL