ESPN's Mel Kiper writes that "when I speak to people in the league, we're both stumped to find a player such as [Jameis] Winston, a No. 1 overall pick, with so many things about him that scare you to death."
Buccaneers selected Florida State QB Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden said "I'm a little leery" about FSU QB Jameis Winston as the No. 1 pick because he's "an unfinished product ... has made questionable decisions on the field and the off-field history has to be concerning."
TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline is hearing from NFL sources around the league that they're "unconvinced" FSU QB Jameis Winston "is a slam dunk as the first pick."
FSU QB Jameis Winston has "the intelligence, confidence and talent to boom, but there are bust signs that cannot be ignored," writes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said he won't give FSU QB Jameis Winston the benefit of the doubt this year after making that mistake with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel prior to last year's NFL draft.
NFL scouts "seem certain" FSU QB Jameis Winston "has great potential" and "dismiss his conspicuous lack of elite athletic ability, which was quantified with his lackluster combine workout" but note he has "trouble deciphering underneath coverage," reports Frank Cooney of NFLDraftScout.com.
A longtime NFL personnel executive told Bob McGinn he sees JaMarcus Russell in Jameis Winston.
Robert Klemko of the MMQB spoke to one scout who said Jameis Winston would be the No. 2 QB on that team's board since 2011 based on pre-draft grades.
FSU QB Jameis Winston will not be visiting the Jets, according to Manish Mehta.
ESPN's Mike Sando reports that some NFL team models compare Florida State QB Jameis Winston to Tony Romo "based on their willingness to make riskier throws."
The Bucs have "come to a comfort level with who they'll take 1st overall," according to Albert Breer.
Citing two sources, Bob Glauber writes the Bucs will "listen seriously" to trade offers for the No. 1 pick.
Florida State QB Jameis Winston will face a civil lawsuit from the woman he allegedly raped in December 2012 and Bucs officials say it will have "no effect" on their draft plans.