Jameis Winston projects as a possible Top 10 draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft if he elects to leave Florida State University after his redshirt sophomore season.
However, that may not be the road Winston elects to take next spring.
According to Jeff Sentell of AL.com, Winston’s father, Antonor, says the family plans on Winston getting his degree from Florida State and playing two more football seasons in Tallahassee.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor Winston said. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Antonor Winston projects his son will earn his degree from Florida State in December 2015, which would put him on pace to enter the 2016 NFL Draft if plans don’t change.
Winston led the Seminoles to a 34-31 victory in the national championship game over Auburn last season and took home MVP honors. He was named the winner of the Heisman Trophy, was a consensus All-American and won the Davey O’Brien, Walter Camp and Maxwell awards in his first season at quarterback for Florida State.
He also is highly touted baseball prospect as well. Winston posted a 1-0 record with a 1.08 ERA in 33 innings pitched as a closer for Florida State. Winston could still elect to pursue a baseball career instead of heading to the NFL. He becomes eligible again for the MLB Draft after next baseball season.