2015 NFL Mock Draft – Philadelphia Eagles Defense Backed Into The Corner

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Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston takes a rest during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

48. <br /> Despite the questions of character, maturity, and team chemistry, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have no real choice BUT to select the 6’4″ 231 pound quarterback with enough talent to mask even these glaring weaknesses.  Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass in every college football he played, amassing 65 total touchdowns in a mere 27 games. <p> </p> <p>Of course, the phone will ring and a certain team will be trying to trade up to select a quarterback of their own, but Tampa Bay is desperate for a quarterback in their own right.  Winston played in a pro-style offense, and is arguably the most NFL ready quarterback in the 2015 NFL draft.   His downside on the field is his fearless attempts to thread impossible needles.  He is susceptible to the bad pass, and will throw interceptions.  He is a pocket passer, and will struggle when the protection of the pocket breaks down.    Once he steps off the field, an entire new set of issues of maturity and suspect wisdom will strain his early welcome.</p> <p>But head coach Lovie Smith is a seasoned NFL coach, and will ensure that he invests more than a draft pick to carry his new quarterback along to success.   In the end, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select the quarterback they so desperately need.  </p>. QB. Florida State University. Jameis Winston. 1. player