How did the Bucs determine that Jameis Winston would be their first round draft pick last April and the overall No. 1 NFL selection? Next week Buccaneers.com senior writer Scott Smith will debut a look at the process, with unprecedented behind the scenes footage of the process.
Buccaneers.com described the upcoming multi-media feature – “From the end of the regular season until the start of the NFL draft, all eyes were on the Buccaneers as the team prepared to select a player with the No. 1 overall pick, which was eventually used on quarterback Jameis Winston. The process for selecting Winston was exhaustive, to say the least. Throughout it all, Buccaneers.com was there documenting it, step-by-step, from beginning to end.
Senior Writer Scott Smith was granted unprecedented access to the Bucs’ front office, including General Manger Jason Licht, during the draft process. Next week, fans will be able to read about everything that went into selecting Winston in Smith’s feature, “Four Months on the Clock: The Anatomy of a Franchise-Changing Decision.”
The feature will be released next week, but you can get a sneak peak at one of the videos that will be included by clicking here.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org