Todd McShay has released his first mock draft of the 2015 NFL Draft season (In$ider) and he has the Titans taking Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State. Here is what McShay had to say about the pick:
Winston has all the tools to be great on the field as an NFL quarterback. He excels from inside the pocket, has prototypical size, can drive the ball downfield and to the outside hashes, and displays very good game-management skills and on-field leadership. But his off-field behavior to this point frightens me. The Titans and any team that considers drafting him are going to have to be comfortable with what they find when they look into his past, and with his psychological testing. But as I mentioned in the Mariota section, even if one or two teams that need a QB pass on either of these top two QBs, I don't think they all will. It's hard to envision either getting out of the top 10, at this point.
There is no doubt that Winston has the physical tools to be a good NFL quarterback (although his turnover numbers this year scare me), but as McShay said, the off the field stuff is the big concern here. The Titans went with some guys in this past draft, Taylor Lewan and Zach Mettenberger, that had some issues in college. Desperate times will cause teams to take more chances on guys if they have ability on the field, and there is no doubt that Ken Whisenhunt and Ruston Webster will be in desperation mode next year.
With all of that being said, Winston is the last guy that I would want to trust with my future if I were on the hot seat. His immaturity is really scary, and that is not what you need from the quarterback, the face of your franchise.
I would love to hear from you on your feelings about this pick. Sound off in the comments.