Another day and another opinion on the upcoming draft and a discussion of the top two quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. This time NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah weighed on from Arizona, the site of the Super Bowl.
“I like Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota from what I’ve studied on tape. You’re looking at someone who operated pretty much an NFL system, you’re looking at someone who can make all the NFL throws, can make those tight window throws, you see him move around within the pocket and do things you have to do at the next level,” Jeremiah said on NFL Network Wednesday. “I actually think Jameis Winston is more Ben Rothelisberger than Blake Bortles was. I’m high on him on the field. Off the field, you have a lot of stuff to sort through and teams have time to do that.”
“Marcus Mariota I think is a long-term play. I think if you draft him for Year One, Year Two, you’ll have to incorporate a lot of what he did at Oregon, a lot of the same offensive things, simplify things and let him use his legs. But he could have a nice payoff and develop down the line. If you want someone to just come in and play Day One, in an NFL system and come into your offense, I think it’s Jameis Winston.”
To watch the feature, along with a pro comparison video of both quarterbacks, click here.
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PLEASE bucs NOT Winston.. with all that $ coming his way along with the women he will have… only spells trouble for the face of an nfl team
PLEASE bucs Winston.. Let’s not have Michael Vick II in Tampa. e
PLEASE BUCS, pick someone at #1
This will be a Franchise changing pick. We need to get it right! The majority of experienced football people like Winston as he is seen as the far better choice.If Winston didn’t have the off field concerns there would be no doubt that Winston should be the pick. It’s early in the process,if the vetting comes up as positive we need to take Winston. He is ready to play from day one and we need to win now.
I 100% agree the one thing even more than the off the field problem with Winston is Mariota durability I seen the hit and when the defender fell on him that happens every week in the nfl I can’t see a healty mariota for a 16 game season. look at all the qb sacks that happenened this year
I look forward to the reaction of all the haters who know so little beyond ESPN headlines of the guy when the Bucs select Jameis Winston number one.
I will enjoy it almost as much for the shadenfraude of the ignorants as I will for the positive of getting a franchise QB.
Wintson’s upside could be ben roethlisberger but as buc fans know, he could end up like a Josh Freeman.
Bottom Line: Draft anyone but Winston
So is PR becoming like JoeBucsFan with the daily Winston watch? Please… enough already.
Winston will be a SB winning star QB, Mariota will be like Ryan Leaf. Mariota is mentally softer than Quilted Northern toilet paper and more fragile than a piece of china. Winston is the only and best choice for the Bucs.
Honestly, that’s what worries me most about mariotta. DO I believe he has some serious skills, absolutely. He’s extremely quick, you know what you get off of the field, and has a quick release. What I fear is his mental makeup. I’m not saying he’s a pansy or anything like that, but I just don’t see that fire.
Not saying it’s not there, but he’s entirely too quiet for me.
I was shocked when some people had him getting drafted in NWw York, because I think he’d never make it in that market. I don’t know the kid, but I just get an almost recluse like vibe from him. And in the NFL as a QB, you don’t get that opportunity, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the limelight.
Doesn’t bother you that Winston is so immature that he does not know how to act in public or even during a game? How many QBs do you know that the Head Coach has to counsel him on how to act after a game or threaten to bench because his is out of control emotionally.
People say it is amazing how focused he is with all the controversy around him. Maybe he is just so stupid that he does not get it.
I’m not saying draft Mariota but I would not fault the Bucs on passing on Winston.
Are you Winston’s brother,father or mother? I see 2 things wrong with your arguments. First off you put down Mariota because he is too “nice” and in almost the same breath you pump up Winston. I’ll ask this question again even though I know I won’t get an answer out of another Winston “homer”. Name me a QB coming out of college,eligible for the NFL draft, THAT HAS SUCCEEDED, with the character concerns attributed to Jameis Winston.
I was anti Winston, but as I look deeper I see a kid with a 4.0 who was accepted to Stanford and who processes info extremely quick. Also, working om his motion with a QB guru says a lot.
Good for you 76Buc, glad to see someone do a little digging instead of just writing the kid off. It’s amazing what you find out above Winston that isn’t an ESPN reported headline.
Has he made some bone head decisions, absolutely. But there are a lot of elements in play with some of the situations he was in. AS for the motion, yes indeed it’s good to see him working on it, and shedding a few lbs in the process.
It’s no secret I want this guy as our starting QB like yesterday, but I’m trying not to set myself up for disappointment.
Which is easier covering up a rape or padding an athletes GPA? Note: Jamies’ major was Exploratory. Basically meaning he could be taking easy and pass/fail courses.
What were his SAT scores?
We will know more when we see his wonderlic test scores. Over/Under is 20.
covering up rape? Are you a detective? Last I checked people who are WAY MORE QUALIFIED than you or I say she didn’t have a case or enough evidence. The fact you think its covered up shows you know more than anyone. Before making a stupid comment provide proof.
What concerns me is the draft track record of the Bucs. They seem to come up with the wrong pick almost all the time going back decades. On the positive side of things we don’t have Dominik and Hickey making the choice but we still have the Glazers involved. I can only hope that they let their football people make the decision based on the skill set they see in the player. If the Glazers let them due their jobs I believe the correct choice will be made.
Ha! No kidding, Kinderrt… You would think the law of averages would swing in the Bucs direction at some point! e
e..I sure hope so, we need all the help we can get.
Look guys…there are no guarantees at #1 regardless of the pick! The only edge Mariotta has on Winston is speed. That’s it. Winston is bigger(friends who go to FSU) say he is 10-15 pounds heavier than listed on official roster. That makes him 6-4 and around 250! That’s a big boy. Needed in the pro game 16 game season. Kid had a 4.0 in school thinking about Stanford. I thought the kid was immature and stupid. Turns out he’s just a nuckle-head. Winningest college QB percentage EVER and he won the big game! Runs a pro-style offense. Specializes in late game comebacks. Like him or not guys, but famous jameis is/will be your next Tampa Bay Bucs QB! Facts don’t lie,but I am concerned by his potential legal woes, suspended by NFL before his first game!? On the other hand, the kid will sell some season tickets! Peace.
It absolutely amazes me how we think we know what we don’t know and are able to fabricate stories and twist facts to suit a previously flawed perception. Hmmmmmmm. like politicians. We learn a student has a 4-0 GPA and obviously SAT scores good enough to go to Stanford but immediately question it because we don’t want to accept it. How about a Johnny Carson “I did not know that” instead of discounting it as fraud. A 20 on the Wonderlick is actually extremely good Magoo.
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