Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Jameis Winston with No. 1 overall pick – Chocolate Informed –
The Bucs drafted Winston on Thursday night in a sign that they don’t believe a series of off-field incidents in college will be an indicator of future behavior.
Winston was accused of sexual assault during his freshman season at Florida State but never was charged. The Bucs investigated that and other off-field incidents, and apparently came away with the conclusion that Winston won’t have any more trouble.
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht said repeatedly over the past two months that they were comfortable with the prospect of taking Winston, who also generated negative headlines when he was cited for shoplifting crab legs from a supermarket and later suspended for one game last season after climbing onto a table in the Florida State student union and shouting an obscenity.
The Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 nfl draft. The Oregon Ducks star had been coveted by several teams in trade talks.
The St. Louis Rams selected Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, less than six months after the star running back tore his ACL at Georgia.
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