Florida State quarterback and Heisman winner Jameis Winston has been in the news a lot recently, for all the wrong reasons.
His antics in a college cafeteria on Tuesday - where he shouted an obscene statement - means he will sit the first half of the Seminoles match up against 22 ranked Clemson on Saturday.
This is by no means Winston's first misdemeanour and according to Bleacher Reports Mike Freeman - due to the ongoing off field scandals in the NFL over the past month - Winston's behavior is said to be seriously putting off NFL teams & scouts:
"I'm already hearing that a few NFL teams, no matter what happens from here, are strongly considering removing Winston from their boards completely. That's not hyperbole or a rumor; that's being discussed."
One NFL scout says Winston's stock has fallen considerably:
"What concerns me about Winston, is there's no learning curve. That's a scary thing for a quarterback who is supposed to be a leader. To me, he's gone from a top-three pick to a late second-rounder."
Bleacher Reports Matt Miller proclaimed that even know Winston's talent is undeniable he agrees that his off field antics could outweigh his on field ones:
"...the obvious problems, the off field issues. Allegations about sexual assault, stealing the crab legs, jumping on the cafeteria table, saying inappropriate things. Yeah he’s a young kid but some of these red flags are pretty big for the NFL. Especially with the increased focus on domestic violence."
Let's not kid ourselves, Winston is first round quality. As a redshirt freshman he led Florida State to the National Championship, picking up the Heisman Trophy along the way.
Are all teams going to pass up on his quality? Of course not. There will always be a coach who will back himself to be able to "change' a player and when the 2015 NFL draft comes around next year, i'd expect Winston to be one of the first names the commissioner takes off the board.
Dont rest on your laurels though Jameis - you have to much talent to be one of those "could have" guys.
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