Report: Jameis Winston “planning” to throw at Combine as well


In recent years, the highest profile quarterback prospects have elected to forgo taking part in throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in favor of waiting for their Pro Day workouts when they can work with receivers they are much more familiar with.

However, it now appears as if both of the top quarterback talents in this year’s draft – Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston – will throw at the Combine this week.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Winston is “planning” to throw at the Combine when quarterbacks take part in workouts on Saturday.

George Whitfield, Winston’s throwing coach, had called it a “game-time decision” as to whether Winston would throw or not. It’s possible with Mariota electing to take part, it pressured Winston to follow suit.

Either way, it’s good to see players invited to the Combine fully participating instead of standing around and watching instead.

10 responses to “Report: Jameis Winston “planning” to throw at Combine as well

  1. Harbaugh in his khakis told him to. That is not a joke. Winston has been in Michigan talking to Jim last few days. I say Tampa takes him regardless how he performs

  2. It’s a “businessman decision” mistake by Jameis Winston to throw at the NFL combine. He has more to lose than win.

    Mariota has more to prove and his game tape supercedes a great day of Combine throwing.

  3. He will be in Dutch Harbor Alaska filling out the application for “Deadliest Catch”, in a couple years.

  4. The media and wanna draft scouts love it, but not a wise decisions (for Winston or Mariotta). There is literally zero upside to throwing at the combine — only downside throwing to WRs are you unfamiliar with in a hectic setting. I suspect one of both of them will get “Bridgewater’d,” which is code for picked apart and criticized like Bridgewater was during his pro day.

    Both are receiving bad advice IMHO.

  5. Best thing he could do is show everything he’s got and tell everyone he hopes to be a top 10 pick but will be happy just to play in the league.

    A little humility will go a long way toward raising his own stock.

    He’s an immature little boy off the field but rises to the occasion under pressure on the field. I think he’ll rock it at the combine.

  6. Yeah, just what the Bucs need an overgrown 14 year old with bad mechanics, bad footwork and a weight problem, yeah lets give him millions and set him lose on Dale Mabry, what could possibly go wrong…..

  7. Throw, throw lots. Make sure you prove that’s what you’re here for, to be a pocket passer.

    No way you’re running around in this league, you were slow enough in College, can’t fathom you out running a JJ Watt.

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