Written by Dan Matney on April 7, 2015
1. Jameis Winston | Florida State | 6’4”, 231 | Grade: Top Five
Looking at Winston, it is clear right away why he is the consensus number one overall pick. He has the prototypical build for an NFL quarterback. He didn’t test well at the combine, but he has good play speed and the ability to escape when the pocket collapses. Winston has very good arm strength and anticipation on his passes, and he can make throws at all levels of the field. Winston also has experience in a pro-style offense. He also shows the ability to take over late in close games (see Notre Dame and Louisville).
Winston’s mechanics need a little work. He drops his elbow and has an awkward delivery. In addition to some off-field concerns, his decision-making is a bit concerning on the field. Winston trusts his arm too much at times, throwing into (read more…)