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Jameis Winston loses weight to impress at the NFL Scouting Combine

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Jameis Winston is described as many different things by different people. And one of those is overweight. Or at least it was.

The first-round NFL draft prospect has had his share of negative publicity when it comes to the sexual assault case involving him that barely even saw the light of day.

Winston is obviously innocent until proven guilty on that matter, but it's other issues that have presented him with the biggest problems in recent months. Weight ones to be exact.

The former Florida State Seminoles quarterback is one of only a few quarterbacks that have come into the draft process in the last ten years without any issues with his arm.

Experts believe he can make all of the throws, it's just his off-the-field problems that are creating havoc for him. Turns out, one of those off-the-field problems is his eating habits.

Pro Football Talk reported on Friday that Winston's eating habits had gotten to be so bad that he weighed in at 248 pounds when he began his offseason training in California in January. 

"He was reportedly around 248 when he began his offseason training in California, which might explain the paunch as much as the elastic tether around his waist," ProFootballTalk reported.

But it turns out that after a vigorous regime ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine, Winston has managed lose 17 pounds of fat in a bid to impress this weekend.

"If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was looking a little doughy early in his training, he’s apparently tightened things up," the website added.

"When Winston was measured at the NFL Scouting Combine, he came in at 6-foot-33/4 and 231 pounds."

Only time will tell whether or not Winston's fat-losing regime allows him to impress scouts and coaches at the Combine.

So what do you think NFL fans? Should Winston go first overall in this year's draft? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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