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FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston will be on the sideline in tonight's game against Clemson despite being suspended for the contest, according to ESPN's Heather Cox.

Cox notes the goal is for Winston to help fill-in quarterback Sean Maguire. Winston's half game suspension was extended into a full game after he reportedly lied to FSU officials about this week's incident in the student union. Maguire has appeared in a handful of games during his career.
Sep 20 - 2:53 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston's suspension was increased after FSU officials found out the QB was not fully truthful in his initial telling of the most recent off-field incident, according to CNN's Rachel Nichols.

"Source tells me Jameis Winston originally downplayed his public use of a vulgar phrase to FSU officials, denying he jumped on a table," Nichols tweeted Saturday morning. "Source tells me Winston admitted full story after school came back w/witness accounts." The athletic director Stan Wilcox then increased Winston's suspension to a full game.
Sep 20 - 11:12 AM

Florida State announced late Friday night that redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston will not play in Saturday's game against Clemson.

The school's statement reads, "based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday's incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night." The release was signed by interim president Garnett Stokes and AD Stan Wilcox. Telling. This is obviously a very late change, as Winston was initially suspended for just a half. Sean Maguire will likely play the entire game.
Sep 19 - 11:09 PM

NFL.com's Albert Breer writes that NFL scouts can't wait to watch the battle between FSU senior T Cameron Erving and Clemson All-American DE Vic Beasley on Saturday.

"Erving has been a fascinating one for scouts to evaluate for a couple years now -- a former defensive tackle who converted to left tackle and has flashed elite raw ability for the position," Breer wrote. The 6-foot-6, 302-pound Erving is a potential top-10 pick, but evaluators think he needs to work on the technical aspects of his game. He won't have a better chance to show them his progression than versus Beasley. "Clemson has multiple pass rushers; can he shut them down and show physicality in the run game?" an AFC college director said. "It'll be fun to watch all the Florida State OLs against the Clemson DLs." Breer concluded: "The main issue with Erving in the past has been consistency. That's one reason why a week like this one could be the difference between going in the first round, or the second/third."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 19 - 7:06 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene "lacks elite top-end speed," but "uses his short-area quickness to create separation."

That ability to create space is "probably the strength to his game," according to Brugler, "along with his dependable ballskills, toughness over the middle and savviness in his routes." Greene, who has averaged eight catches and nearly 150 receiving yards per game, was recently compared to Antonio Brown by an AFC personnel executive. "Greene is lean muscled and will probably never be 190+ pounds, but he does a better job than expected in traffic and the game appears to come very natural to him," Brugler wrote. Greene has a big matchup on deck against Clemson, of which Brugler added: "Look for Clemson defenders to try and take away Greene in the passing game, but that's easier said than done."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 19 - 6:14 PM

NFL Media's Albert Breer spoke to one area scout assigned to FSU who said redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "is a fraud."

The scout opened by saying Winston's latest actions will hurt him significantly, especially with the recent events occurring in the league. "You can't believe anything he says, because he keeps doing the same things over and over," the area scout added. "In my mind, there are night-and-day differences between (Johnny) Manziel's and his character concerns. Winston has some serious issues." Breer notes he gets the feeling from NFL people that the image Winston has put forward is "manufactured." We think this situation and the draft process needs to play out. It is September.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 19 - 3:03 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes FSU senior Karlos Williams "has an impressive NFL physique with God-given athleticism and speed that makes him a dangerous threat with the ball."

"He has an impressive NFL physique with God-given athleticism and speed that makes him a dangerous threat with the ball. However, he is much more comfortable bouncing runs outside and doesn't look as natural between the tackles, struggling to maximize his balance or run behind his pads due to his upright run style," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Williams has 132 rushing yards through two games, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 18 - 2:27 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler spoke with multiple scouts who are more concerned with Jameis Winston's "issues" than Johnny Manziel's.

Brugler agrees with this statement, but adds "I don't like comparing off-field issues among prospects because each is so uniquely diff. They're lumped into similar categories and they shouldn't" be. There is SO much time remaining in the draft process, so it is far too early to determine where Winston might be selected.
Sep 18 - 1:55 PM

One NFL scout texted Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel that FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "keeps filling up the 'recurring stupidity' column."

Winston will face similar attention to what we saw surround Johnny Manziel last year. Their "off-field issues," which will continue to be a buzz word, are different, but that does not mean you will not see them mentioned or compared. There could be an argument to be made that plenty of over-correction is occurring in Jameis' case, however, some teams really will factor in these actions more than others.
Sep 18 - 10:30 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper has dropped FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston to No. 25 overall on his big board.

Winston started the year as the top player on Kiper's big board. "At a time when NFL teams are going to be more sensitive than they ever have been about the off-field actions of their players -- and rightfully so -- Winston has reached a point with these issues where my sense is that a number of teams would have pulled him off the board if the draft were held tomorrow," Kiper writes. "It's that simple." The evaluator does believe Winston has time to "prove doubters wrong," however.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 9:53 AM

An AFC personnel executive compared Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene to Antonio Brown.

"I know Rashad Greene isn't the biggest guy, but he's an outstanding player," said the executive. "He reminds me a lot of Antonio Brown. He is so quick and has very strong hands." With scouts already calling Kelvin Benjamin a draft steal, Greene will not fly under the draft radar. "While Benjamin received most of the attention last year for the Seminoles, Green actually had more receptions (76) and yards (1,128), and while most people remember Benjamin for his winning catch in the BCS title game, it was Greene who led FSU with nine receptions for 147 yards in that contest," noted NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "He is considered the top senior receiver in the country and a case could be made for him being the best overall."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 17 - 6:15 PM

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida State junior DT Eddie Goldman and junior CB P.J. Williams have returned to practice.

The 6-foot-4, 303 pound Goldman left FSU’s last game against The Citadel with a lower-leg injury. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher announced that Goldman’s ankle has healed up and is a full-go in practice for the Seminoles. Williams missed FSU’s last game versus The Citadel with a hamstring injury, but will be a full participant in practice as well.
Sep 17 - 2:56 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney believes FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston does not receive enough credit for how smart he is as a player.

We would agree. Winston's off-field incidents, which range in severity, have made many question Winston's intelligence. On the field, Winston is able to work through progressions and throw with anticipation better than any quarterback currently at the collegiate level. Winston will be benched for the first half against Clemson.
Sep 17 - 12:44 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson.

This is on the heels of Winston shouting expletives in the school's Student Union, which an FSU statement called "offensive and vulgar." After his previous off-field incidents, some much more minor than others, Winston admitted he needed to improve his self-awareness. Redshirt sophomore Sean Maguirewas named the No. 2 quarterback during summer work. Redshirt freshman John Franklin III could see some snaps as well, but he has been practicing with wide receivers.
Sep 17 - 12:08 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher was noncomittal and undecided on whether or not redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston will miss game action as a punishment for shouting expletives in the student union.

The Seminoles face Clemson on Saturday. "We're deciding. We're taking as things go on right now," Fisher told reporters. Winston apparently stood on a table on Tuesday and shouted expletives that were not directed at anyone in particular. Winston obviously faced a serious off-field charge last season and was involved in another minor theft incident last year. Expect many of these to be discussed and weighed during the draft process.
Sep 17 - 11:08 AM


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