Even though I’ve been a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all my life, I’m hoping beyond hope that they do NOT draft Jameis Winston Thursday night with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
I think he’s a bad seed, and I know the Bucs are saying they vetted him, meaning they checked out his background and such. I have little doubt he’ll be at least an effective NFL quarterback. However, he won’t be any good to the Bucs if the trouble he’s alleged to have gotten to at FSU follows him to Tampa Bay, or if he fails to show any maturity that he is alleged to have lacked in Tallahassee. The people who may have protected him there won’t be able to here.
Hopefully, I’m wrong about all of this, but it just has a bad smell to it. I hope all goes well for all involved, and if the Bucs made another choice, I’d be very pleased with it.