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Jameis Winston heavily criticized by NFL expert Mike Mayock

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Jameis Winston has been dealt another blow in his bid to become the first player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Winston gained rave reviews for his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend, with his football IQ earning him comparisons with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

The former Florida State quarterback's talent is certainly not getting questioned during the build-up to the draft, but yet again, it's Winston's off the field issues that are still hurting his reputation, with one NFL expert heavily criticizing the signal caller on Tuesday.

Mike Mayock is one of the most respected journalists when it comes to talking about the NFL Draft, and on Tuesday he explained that fears about Winston's off the field issues would make him scared to take him.

"I don't know yet," Mayock said, according to "I take (Winston) No. 1 from a talent perspective. I'm all over it from a talent perspective, but I would have to do more homework off the field because, right now, he scares me. He was the face of Florida State football, and he continued to make bad decisions off the field."

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Even though Winston has gained rave reviews for his ability on the field, Mayock did add that he feels the former Heisman Trophy winner throws too many interceptions.

"I think Jameis throws way too many interceptions," Mayock said on the show. "Obviously, he has the ability to close games. He was at his best when the best was needed and I give him credit for that.

"But he threw (a combined) seven interceptions vs. Louisville and Florida, and it could have been 14 if the other team could catch the ball. He throws the ball up for grabs, in my opinion, way too often. That's my big issue with him on the field."

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