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.
"I have to put my hand up and say I missed that last year with Manziel, and I'm upset with myself," Mayock said Thursday. Mayock ranks Marcus Mariota No. 1 in his QB rankings. "When kids have significant red flags, how often do they change? My perception and my experience is, plus or minus, 90 percent of the time, a kid ultimately turns into who he's always been," Mayock said. "When you get a repeated pattern of bad decisions, you might be on your best behavior leading up to the draft, you've got all kinds of people around you telling you what to say and how to act. But once you get comfortable, whether it's one year in, two years in, three years in, once you get comfortable again in the NFL and you get paid, typically that kid goes back to being who he always was."