Former Buccaneers quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer ran an Elite11 Camp that featured some of best high school football quarterbacks, including Jameis Winston, three years ago. With ESPN cameras rolling, Dilfer praised Winston’s intellect and foresaw a bright future in the NFL.

“When you are playing on Sundays, which I really believe you will if you want to, it’s going to come down to a third-and-7 in the fourth quarter, down by four – and they are going to keep you in the pocket,” Dilfer said. “They are not going to let you be fast and quick and all that. And that’s going to be a mistake because you are going to beat them here (points to his head), and that’s what I’m most impressed with.”

To hear Dilfer’s entire comments about Winston, a player the Buccaneers are considering selecting with their first overall draft pick in 2015, watch this short clip.

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6 years ago

Did you hear that JonnyG? You said Jameis Winston is stupid. And just what makes you think that……the southern drawl? Regardless if Dilfer was a great QB or a mediocre one, I’ve been impressed with his TV work.