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2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston Player Profile
Date & Time Wednesday March 25, 2015, 10:00 PM (EDT)
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NFL | Jameis Winston Player Profile

Jameis Winston

School: Florida State Seminoles

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 231

Position: Quarterback

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.

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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