While the NFL draft is a proud time for any family member, the event brings back a sense of nostalgia for a few famous fathers. Last year's draft featured safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (the son of Antoine Winfield), who won a ring during his rookie season with the Bucs. Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. entered the league as another son of a former player, following his dad Michael Pittman into the NFL. Packers offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. also joined the league. Three more NFL alumni are expected to see their sons selected in the 2021 draft, which begins Thursday night. And each son will face a high standard compared to their dad's accomplishments. Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II is projected by Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer to be selected by the Cowboys as the No. 10 pick on Thursday. The younger Surtain was a standout throughout his time with the Crimson Tide, and he especially dominated this past season. Surtain started all 13 games and led Alabama with 12 pass breakups in 2021, adding 38 tackles and one interception. The elder Surtain is a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback. He was selected as a second-round pick by the Dolphins out… Read full this story
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