If the Buccaneers already were planning to pick quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft, nothing that happened during the player’s Pro Day workout changed the team’s position.
If anything, the Bucs are even more determined to draft Winston.
“Very good. Excellent. Had a great day,” G.M. Jason Licht said regarding the workout, via JoeBucsFan.com. “This was outstanding. He threw a full nine innings.”
Licht said Winston displayed sufficient strength and endurance to end talk about whether he’s in shape.
“He showed his arm strength to throw No. 1 to throw 100 and whatever it was,” Licht said, adding that he was most impressed with Winston’s “leadership and arm strength and conditioning.”
The Buccaneers could, in theory, work out a contract with Winston and make him the first overall pick at any time. It now appears to be a matter of time until that happens.