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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jameis Winston, QB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Bessemer, AL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 232 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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321

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses all the natural physical tools you look for in today's NFL. He's big, athletic, has a strong arm and moves well inside the pocket. As for the intangibles, the list includes poise, anticipation, toughness, vision, leadership and a competitive fire. He's the total package, physically.

When on his game, Winston deliveres strikes before his receivers are out of their breaks or even looking for the ball. He handles pressure well, evading, resetting and speeding up his process when needed, listening to his internal clock.

Generally makes excellent decisions with the ball, showing the ability to pepper well-thrown short and intermediate routes as well as driving strikes down the alleys. Shows nice touch on traditional deep balls.

On the field, Winston is a natural. He has the requisite physical skills with his size, arm strength and athleticism along with the mental process as a passer to pick apart defenses. His anticipation, instincts and chemistry with his targets come easy to him and it's something that scouts search for within quarterback prospects. Simply put, Winston has a rare skill-set and that's why he has the makings of a top 10 selection or even No. 1 overall pick.

WEAKNESSES: Where he's causing some scouts to question his pro-readiness is off the field where a series of questionable incidents have raised concerns his maturity and character, including a couple of shoplifting/theft accusations. Some teams are likely to take Winston off their boards entirely.

Some scouts also believe he needs to quicken and shorten his delivery in order to be consistently successful at the next level, as he tends to wind up when he throws, lacking the quick release NFL teams desire. He has NFL arm strength, so the elongated delivery was not a big issue at the college level.

Winston still has a tendency to stare down his targets and will make poor decisions with the ball down the field when hemmed between the tackles and forced to get rid of the ball under pressure.

--Rob Rang/Dane Brugler/Derek Stephens (10/20/14)

Player Overview

Winston's redshirt freshman season saw him earn ACC Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year and consensus All-American honors, as well as set national freshman records for passing yards (4,057) and passing TDs (40). And oh ? he also won the Heisman Trophy. No biggie.

Aside from the unprecedented statistical accomplishments, what may have been most impressive about Winston in his first year as the Seminoles signal-caller was his rare display of poise, confidence and ability to finish games through moments of extreme adversity in big-game settings against some of the nations best teams, despite his lack of experience coming into the season.

Never was this more apparent than when he led the Seminoles to a comeback victory in an edge-of-your-seat back-and-forth BCS Championship Game against Auburn, earning offensive MVP honors and a national championship trophy.

Winston's off-field issues would dominate the 2014 offseason, beginning with the continued fallout of a sexual assault investigation and shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee-area grocery store.

He was then suspended for the Clemson game following an incident at the student union in which Winston stood on a table and yelled a vulgarity. There was also an investigation in whether he was paid for an autograph session.

Through it all, Winston continues to demonstrate excellent on-field leadership and the ability to compartamentalize his off-field and on-field personas. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported on Oct. 19 that Winston is expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

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10/30/2014 - Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Florida State overcame a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straight victory, with Cook giving the Seminoles the lead with a 38-yard run with 3:46 remaining. Out of sorts and on the verge of having its College Football Playoff prospects damaged, the Seminoles (8-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 2 CFP) recovered behind their Heisman Trophy quarterback and Cook, who had a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarterback. All of Winston's TD passes were big. He hit Travis Rudolph for 68 yards, Ermon Lane for 47, and Freddie Stevenson for the 35-yard clincher with 26 seconds. Winston was 25 of 48 for 401 yards to beat Louisville (6-3, 4-3, No. 25 CFP). - AP Sports
 

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