Greg Newsome II on Browns DT Perrion Winfrey, his longtime buddy: ‘He’s going to be the steal of the draft’
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Greg Newsome II was shocked on Day 2 of the NFL Draft when his longtime good buddy Perrion Winfrey, the defensive tackle out of Oklahoma, was still on the board at the end of Round 3.
Like he had done so many other times over the years since they played at rival high schools 10 minutes apart in Illinois, he offered Winfrey some words of encouragement.
“I texted him ‘be patient, I feel you’re going to be off the board soon,’” Newsome told cleveland.com by phone Friday on Winfrey’s first day of rookie minicamp. “I said, ‘I hope we grab you.’’'
By then, Newsome already had a strong feeling Winfrey would soon be a Dawg, even though he hadn’t lobbied Browns GM Andrew Berry.
“I was like …
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