Jameis Winston gets compared to JaMarcus Russell

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to go No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Despite his impressive body of work which includes a Heisman Trophy and a national championship, there is one unnamed NFL executive who believes Winston is going to flop at the next level.

Specifically, the unnamed man believes Winston is a lot like JaMarcus Russell.


“With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell,” the personnel executive told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“Lack of focus by JaMarcus is what I see in Winston. They’re physically talented, but during the course of a game they kind of lose their focus and just put the ball up for grabs. I see the body. I see the lack of focus. I see the same coach and system. Only Winston’s not as good an athlete and his arm isn’t as strong as JaMarcus’.”

Fair points by the personnel executive.

However, the one thing we cannot determine is just how motivated Jameis Winston is to become one of the best quarterbacks in the league and the face of a NFL franchise.

If Winston has that kind of determination — which we have seen glimpses of during crunch time of games — then there is no telling how good of a quarterback he could become at the next level.

Will Winston succeed or fail in the NFL? Only time will tell, but for now, sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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