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A look at Jameis Winston’s NFL prospects next season from guest contributor Mike Scully.

Going into the 2014 season, no player in college football was going to be
analyzed more than Jameis Winston. After all, he was able to win a national
championship with Florida State and win the Heisman Trophy individually
in 2013. The Seminoles have been able to stay undefeated up to this point,
but NFL scouts are starting to question just how good he can be at the next
level.

As of right now, nobody knows for sure if Winston will be in the NFL next
season or not. There is actually a chance that we do not see him in the NFL
for a while if he truly decides to stay in college until he graduates like he has
stated in the past. With that being said, at some point he is going to get the
opportunity to be a NFL quarterback. His decision-making this year has
been pretty shaky for the most part, and that is the number 1 reason why
NFL scouts are starting to wonder just how much success he can have in
fantasy football.

Winston might not be the most athletic quarterback in the world, but he can
make some plays with his legs. In order to have success in the NFL, he will
need to rely a little bit more on his arm. Statistically, he is not really getting
things done with 17 interceptions in the 11 games Florida State has played
so far this year. Sure, he has taken a few risks in games to try and force the
issue, but he simply won’t get away with that at the highest level.

There is also of course the case of Winston off of the field. He has been in
and out of the headlines for various reasons. The most notable is of course
the allegation of sexual assault, but no one really knows for sure what
happened that night other than the 2 who were actually there. As for things
we do know about, he has just not acting maturely as a student athlete at
Florida State. He has 1st round and even number 1 overall talent, but that
doesn’t always mean he’s going to succeed.

Winston has a chance to play two marquee games in the next few weeks,
and that will be more telling than anything about where he stands. So far, it
has been a pretty mediocre season individually for the reigning Heisman
Trophy winner compared to the lofty standards he set for himself last season.

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