All good things must come to an end, even when that thing hasn’t been as good off the sporting field as it was on the sporting field. Jameis Winston has been a lot of trouble for Florida State, what with the rape allegations, the off-the-field issues, and his struggles this season. But last season, between the hash marks, was phenomenal, and it resulted in the first FSU national championship since Bobby Bowden. This season, he still did enough to remain in the national conversation, though he came up short in the playoffs. Jameis Winston is leaving Florida State for the NFL.
During Winston’s tenure under center, the Seminoles went 26-1. Winston is expected to go in the first round, and may be picked anywhere from first overall to the teens, depending on how well he performs at the combine, if he stays out of trouble, and what team needs are. However, he won’t slip out of the first round, and probably won’t be there when the picks hit double digits.
“After weighing this decision with my family and friends, I have decided to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft and forgo my remaining eligibility at Florida State,” said a statement released by the Heisman-winning Winston. “I reached this very difficult decision after careful consideration and long thought, realizing how difficult it would be to say goodbye to my family at Florida State. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to wear the garnet and gold and have greatly enjoyed my time as a Seminole, both as an athlete and a student in the classroom.”
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