Jameis Winston is the top quarterback when it comes to talent on the field. Winston may have led the Florida State Seminoles to a spectacular defeat in the National Championship Game in January, but that was his first loss and his talent is still unquestionable.
Many have compared Winston's ability and football IQ to Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, with signal caller more than showing his potential in two incredible playing seasons in college football, the first of which brought him a championship and the Heisman Trophy.
But for all of the talent that Winston has on the field, his off the field issues, which include being accused of rape, have damaged the reputation of Winston.
Bucs even more sure
For the most part, these problems have not damaged Winston's draft stock, with the 21-year-old still widely expected to be selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And in further proof of that notion, it was revealed on Sunday that the Bucs have even talked to Winston's attorney about his rape accusations as part of their research on him. After those discussions, Tampa are still very much set on him, according to reports.
"Per the source, the Buccaneers communicated directly with assistant district attorney Georgia Cappleman, who did the bulk of the work on Kinsman’s claims, as part of an extensive due diligence process in which the team has engaged regarding Winston," ProFootballTalk reported.
"The communication occurred well in advance of Friday’s report, the source explained. And it makes sense; having the first overall pick imposes an obligation to spend plenty of time and resources to research the players who potentially may be selected.
"With Winston, that time and resources have been devoted, both as to the allegations made by Erica Kinsman and all other incidents that relate to him in any way."
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