2015 NFL Quarterback Prospect Jameis Winston

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Dec 6, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Georgia Tech 37-35. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Pocket Quarterback

Running quarterbacks have come in waves throughout the history of the NFL but none of them have ever won a Super Bowl. Steve Young could run but rode pine (sat on the bench) until he learned to play from the pocket before winning a Super Bowl. So when looking for a quarterback in the first round to make an immediate impact, they want to know what you can do from the pocket.

From his Heisman year last year to now Winston has always done most of is damage from the pocket so he is a pocket quarterback. He showed against the Yellow Jackets that he is as relaxed in there, has a sense for where defenders are and can manipulate the pocket. He doesn’t look  to run as soon as his primary read isn’t open, goes through all of his progressions and will hold the ball a beat longer, knowing he’s going to get hit as he throws.