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Jameis Winston | Quarterback

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220

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Recent News's Bucky Brooks believes Joe Flacco is a better comparison for FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston rather than Cam Newton, who Winston compared himself to.
Winston's "game closely resembles the former Super Bowl MVP's play in the pocket," Brooks begins. "From the A-plus arm talent and long delivery to his footwork and sneaky athleticism, it's easy to see Winston developing like Flacco as a pro." We believe Winston's arm is a bit overrated when discussing velocity (i.e. A-plus), but his best traits by far are eye level and pocket awareness. Winston is working to shorten his delivery this season. Jul 23 - 9:54 AM

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FSU HC Jimbo Fisher called redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston's offseason crab legs incident an "honest mistake."

"There was no malice involved. It was an honest mistake because when you go back and look at it, after he leaves, he's actually ordering wings from a local wing place two doors down," Fisher explained. "You're not trying to be (malicious) when you walk out beside a sheriff carrying the crab legs in your hand. You're not trying to hide it." Winston has recently repeated what Fisher told him after the incident, stating that to be a man, the kid must die in you.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 22 - 11:40 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston acknowledged criticism with his throwing motion and is working to shorten it.

"This year I will be holding the ball higher so I won't be so elongated," Winston said. Some reporters noted the quarterback said his baseball career likely factors into his delivery. "Winston said he's worked on limiting off-balance throws -- in other words, not as much reliance on arm strength, but total body throws," CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler tweeted. Many are focused on Winston's throwing motion in regards to time, saying a defensive back could get a beat on his passes and defend them. While that might be true, the bigger change could come in the form of improved placement. Winston is by no means inaccurate, but many of his receivers adjusted to passes to come down with difficult catches.
Jul 21 - 10:52 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston told reporters he got up to 252 lbs following last year's awards circuit and has since dropped 20 lbs.

As for next year's offseason? "Only salads," Winston told Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Every single one of Winston's steps will be critiqued and criticized, but we are not worried about this development. Winston stayed busy during the offseason as a member of FSU's bullpen. He is not an overly mobile quarterback outside of the pocket, and has plenty of awareness combined with great eye level to evade rushers between the tackles.
Jul 21 - 10:14 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston said he doesn't think student athletes should be paid.

"We’re blessed to get a free education… and that’s enough for me," the quarterback said during the ACC Media Days. We wonder if he'd think the same if he didn't know an enormous, multi-upon-multi-million dollar football contract could be his as soon as this spring, with a professional baseball career as a fallback option if he were to suffer a catastrophic injury. In any case, Winston's father wants his son to stay in school for two more seasons.
Jul 20 - 9:20 PM

At the Manning Passing Academy, FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston told that he considers himself a student first and athlete second.

"I think that's the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective," Winston added. "It's about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league." Winston's father recently told reporters as much, saying his son plans on participating in at least one more season of baseball and two more on the football field. Obviously this can change, but the family seems to be on a similar page at the moment.
Jul 12 - 5:57 PM

40 college QBs and one WR are scheduled to attend the Manning Passing Academy as counselors.

The event runs from Thursday until Sunday, and many eyes will be on the events and drills the counselors participate in. Thanks to Johnny Manziel's exit last year, many will also be interested to see if all 41 stay the duration of the program. FSU's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota headline the group. The full list can be found in the link below.
Jul 10 - 2:41 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston is "causing some scouts to question his pro-readiness" because of his off-field transgressions, according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The Heisman Trophy winner had a rocky offseason, finding himself in the middle of an investigation for sexual assault and getting charged with shoplifting. "There's no doubt Winston would be the top overall prospect for the 2015 draft if these two areas of question weren't so magnified," Stephens wrote. "Thus, 2014 presents an opportunity for him to quell both concerns and establish position as the unquestionable front-runner to be selected first overall, should he choose to turn pro next spring."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 9 - 5:07 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston purchased an insurance policy with a coverage of $8 million to $10 million, according to Rand Getlin.

"Sources say players who obtain large insurance policies prior to the season almost always enter the NFL draft at season's end," Getlin tweeted just after reporting the news. Winston's father recently stated he expects Jameis to play two more seasons of football and one more year of baseball, but this development could steer the quarterback in a different direction. "Policies the size of Winston's can carry a $55,000 to $60,000 premium payment per year, which industry sources say most players have to obtain by financing," Getlin adds.
Jul 1 - 10:39 AM

Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston was named the ACC's male Athlete of the Year on Friday.

Well, duh. Winston won the Heisman trophy on the football field and led the Seminoles to a National Championship. As a pitcher on the baseball team, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound hurler made 24 relief appearances and paced the Seminoles with seven saves and a 1.08 ERA in 33 1/3 innings pitched. Winston's father says his son will stay in college for two more years. We'll believe it when we see it.
Jun 28 - 2:20 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston would benefit from staying in college for two more seasons.

This has been a topic of discussion since Winston's father revealed publicly that the family would like the Heisman winner to stick around Tallahassee for two more seasons. Brooks' argument is four-pronged: 1.) College graduates have statistically longer NFL careers, 2.) He'll acclimate to the pros quicker with more collegiate starts, 3.) Winston can rehabilitate his image at FSU over the next two years, and, 4.) Playing another season of baseball could give Winston contract leverage with his future NFL employer.
Jun 22 - 4:29 PM

The father of FSU redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston says the plan all along has been for the QB to play two more years of football and one more year of baseball.

"We've never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree," Antonor Winston told "We have heard for him to go in the first round of the baseball draft then he will have to give up football." The debate over which sport Jameis should pursue has already started in media circles. This timeline would put the quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. At this point, none of this matters, since a large number of prospects go back on their word during declaration season. But keep it in the back of your mind.
Jun 19 - 8:43 AM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes that Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "has undeniable talent, but maturity is a concern."

"I can't conclude the report without mentioning the possible character concerns NFL teams could have about the Heisman Trophy winner after an extensive investigation for sexual assault and a shoplifting charge during the offseason. Both matters have been resolved, but scouts will spend a lot of time digging into Winston's background to see if he will be a problem child at the next level," While many evaluators have gone over Winston's game tape with a fine-tooth comb, the next area of focus will be on what he does off the field. If he can convince teams he's matured and is ready to take on a leadership role at the next level, his stock will stay intact.
Jun 11 - 8:17 PM

Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston took to Instagram to brag about his academic achievements last week.

In a bizarre voice-over directed to "people who believe that I'm dumb," Winston misused the word "reiterate" when presenting his "academic wall." He lauded himself for "straight As" and his 3.4 GPA. It's assumed that everybody around Winston has urged him to accept a low profile following a pair of highly-publicized off-the-field issues involving theft and a sexual assault allegation. He'd do well to listen to them and realize there's a certain behavioral expectation that comes with being a Round 1 NFL prospect.
Jun 9 - 9:31 PM

FSU sold out their entire allotment of 45,000 season tickets for 2014, the first time since 2003, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

The Seminoles claimed their first National Championship since 1999 and return a large number of quality prospects, including many on offense. FSU opens their season against Oklahoma State in Texas, then will host the Citadel and Clemson in Tallahassee.
Jun 9 - 9:32 AM