Vikings Pass on Winfield Jr; Draft (CB) Jeff Gladney at #31

Jeff Gladney might be great… but the Vikings had a chance to take Antoine Winfield Jr and I will be shocked if they don’t regret not taking him. Gladney likes to tackle and can ball. It might just take me a little while to get over this….

Here is some quick information on the newest Minnesota Vikings corner (who isn’t Antoine Winfield Jr.

Gladney was a RS Senior at TCU, so there is no shortage of on-field experience. He appeared in 44 games and accumulating 5 INTs, 6 TFLs and 37 PDs. His 4.48 at the combine was nice too. Gladney was described as scrappy, tough and physical by Jordan Reid of The Draft Network.

Reid goes on to say “Gladney has the physical attributes and vertical speed necessary to quickly become a starter. Possessing high-end athleticism and recovery skills, Gladney could prove to be one of the better defensive backs of this entire crop. There’s not much to dislike about his game overall and he has the talent to become a top-40 pick.”

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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