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FSU coach doesn’t think Jameis Winston will enter 2015 NFL draft


Jameis Winston, Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is widely expected to be the first pick in the NFL draft as soon as he’s old enough to enter the draft, in 2015. But Florida State’s coach doesn’t think Winston will leave school next year.

Instead, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says, Winston will play two more years of college football and enter the 2016 NFL draft.

“I expect Jameis to be here two more years,” Fisher said today.

Give Fisher credit for having an optimistic outlook, but that seems awfully unlikely. Just as Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel probably would have entered the 2013 NFL draft if not for the rule requiring players to be three years out of high school before they can enter, Winston probably would have entered this year’s draft if he were allowed. There’s just no reason for a player who looks NFL ready — and Winston does look NFL ready — to risk injury while playing for free.

Fisher might expect Winston to play for the Seminoles in 2015, but for the rest of us, it will be a major surprise if Winston isn’t in the NFL draft next year.

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17 Responses to “FSU coach doesn’t think Jameis Winston will enter 2015 NFL draft”
  1. grantsbuds says: Feb 5, 2014 6:17 PM

    Would like to see him perform behind an offensive line that isn’t awesome. I see three future first rounders on that line, maybe four.

  2. raideralex99 says: Feb 5, 2014 6:17 PM

    After seeing the best #1 QB pick in NFL history go down by a great defence … Teams will not be wasting a top draft pick on a QB.

  3. glenuendo says: Feb 5, 2014 6:27 PM

    When you are slated to go in the first round and the money (even under the new CBA) that it entails. I don’t see why he would stay in school.

  4. hauts81 says: Feb 5, 2014 6:29 PM

    Of course he expects Winston to stay. He wants Winston to exhaust his eligibility before he moves on to the NFL.

  5. grantsbuds says: Feb 5, 2014 6:29 PM

    Brett Hundley #1 in ’15. Cool like the other side of the pillow when pressured.
    Maybe Mariota if consistency improves as he is crazy athletic.

  6. pftmaniac says: Feb 5, 2014 6:32 PM

    Jameis would have to take a pay cut to leave FSU, even if he was the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft.

  7. seanb20124 says: Feb 5, 2014 6:33 PM

    Show him the money Jimbo

  8. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 5, 2014 6:39 PM

    Wishful thinking.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 7:33 PM

    A three year run for the Jimbo and Jameis Show.

  10. zhpgosaints says: Feb 5, 2014 7:45 PM

    He is ready now..

  11. fifthinterception says: Feb 5, 2014 8:25 PM

    Why enter before you have to? It worked out so well for Matt Barkley

  12. 6thsense10 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:37 PM

    With the cap on rookie contracts it makes all the sense in the world to declare for the draft as soon as possible and get to that second more lucrative contract as soon as possible.

  13. kd75 says: Feb 6, 2014 8:24 AM

    He will be pitching for the New York Yankees in 2015.

  14. seatownballers says: Feb 6, 2014 8:34 AM

    He doesn’t wanna play in Minnesota?

  15. csbanter says: Feb 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    Fisher is being selfish here. The decision to turn pro belongs to Winston.

  16. bobsnygiants says: Feb 6, 2014 1:43 PM

    he’ll be in trouble before then

  17. mrba4775 says: Feb 6, 2014 5:44 PM

    That is great news, Winston will b able 2 polish his qb skills for the next 2years, plus this give Winston more time 2 mature as a man b4 going 2 the NFL. Winston will be 22 years old when he declares.This increase Winston’s chances of being successful @ the next level.

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