4 teams interested in top safety prospect Antoine Winfield Jr. ahead of NFL Draft
Antoine Winfield Jr. is one of the best safety prospects available in the 2020 NFL Draft and he’s beginning to garner more interest ahead of the draft. With the draft less than a week away, there are four teams interested in Winfield.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, incoming prospects have been forced to conduct their pre-draft visits via video. When asked about the teams he’s met with, Winfield said he spoke with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.
By joining the Chiefs, Winfield would form a dynamic duo with Tyrann Mathieu. However, with Juan Thornhill manning the free safety spot in Kansas City, it remains to be seen the level of interest the Chiefs have in Winfield.
For the Patriots, they could bring in Winfield to be a versatile defender in Bill Belichick’s defense. In addition, he could be selected by New England to be the eventual replacement for Devin McCourty.
Speaking of the Patriots, Tom Brady’s new team is also expressing interest in Winfield. While Tampa Bay made progress as a run defense in 2019, they could use a playmaker like Winfield in their secondary.
Last but not least, the Vikings are a fitting team to be interested in Winfield. Of course, Winfield’s father played for the Vikings for nine seasons, from 2004-2012. In addition, Winfield would be able to play for the same city that he played his college football at.
Without a doubt, there are more than just these four teams interested in Winfield in this year’s draft. Seeing that contenders such as Patriots and Chiefs have met with him, he could see even more interest in the coming days.