2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston Player Profile
March 26, 2015
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School: Florida State Seminoles
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Career Stats: 7.964 passing yards, 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions
Strengths: Jameis Winston’s main strength is his football IQ, as many scouts and coaches rave about his ability to read defenses and go through his progressions. Some have gone as far as to say Winston is as football smart as Peyton Manning. Besides what’s between his ears, Winston has the prototypical NFL body that you look for in a quarterback, and he has the above-average arm strength to go with it. Jameis Winston is also an extremely confident player who does a good job of making his teammates believe, and he’s certainly not used to losing games. His energy rubs off on everybody, something you usually don't see in young players. For the most part, Winston is the total package at the quarterback position.
Weaknesses: The main concern with Jameis Winston are his off-the-field issues that were well documented throughout his career at Florida State. You can question his maturity, which is certainly never a good thing when it comes to a first-round pick. Sometimes Winston can also be a little too confident and force passes that he was baited into, which is why his interception total is a little high. Winston also isn’t the most athletic player, so it’s a must that he improves his decision making and accuracy for the next level.
Projection: Overall, Wiston has too much upside not to be taken with the first overall pick. The only thing that really scares you about this pick is his maturity and off-the-field issues. From a pure football standpoint, Winston seems to be the real deal and could be a franchise QB for years to come. If you have the top pick, you’re almost forced to take Winston and just cross your fingers that his past mistakes are just that.