Winslow's a chip off the old block

Kellen Winslow's brilliance as a route-runner and pass receiver revolutionized the tight end position at the NFL level. Now his son is proving to be a chip off the old block.

Though only a sophomore, Kellen Winslow, Jr., is leading the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes with 32 receptions for 405 yards this fall. He has more touchdown catches (5) than any of Tennessee's wide receivers and his per-catch average (12.7) is better than those of Vol starting wideouts Tony Brown (11.6) and Leonard Scott (10.3).

Like his famous father, Winslow, Jr., is a freak of nature -- a guy with the size (6-5, 235) and strength of a tight end, plus the speed and hands of a wide receiver.

''He's very impressive,'' Vol safety Rashad Baker said. ''He's a tight end with receiver speed. He can block but once he comes out for a pass, he's like a regular receiver.''

That raises a question: Is Winslow a tight end with a receiver's speed or is he a receiver with a tight end's body?

''It's hard to say,'' Baker replied. ''He looks like a tight end but if he's lined up out wide, he's just like a receiver. I believe he has the build to play tight end but he's a receiver.''


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