During a segment on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio Monday, Tampa Tribune writer Ira Kaufman told the show that Bucs Hall of Famer, and FSU trustee Derrick Brooks would welcome Seminoles QB Jameis Winston to Tampa Bay and mentor him if need be.
“I think if Winston’s the pick — and I think he will be — I think Brooks will play a role in trying to corral this kid, mature him, even bring him into his home, if necessary,” Kaufman said. “That’s how much Brooks cares about FSU, about the Bucs, and seeing this franchise get relevant.”
Kauman went on to say he feels Winston will be the Bucs pick during the upcoming NFL Draft.
“I see Winston in a Bucs uniform,” Kaufman said. “Yes, there will be protests . . . but I think in terms of pro potential, I think most people would tell you Winston is ahead of [Marcus] Mariota.”
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