Jameis Winston, the potential No. 1 draft pick in next month’s NFL Draft, made a pre-draft visit to Tampa on Tuesday to visit with the Buccaneers.
The meeting at One Buc Place was largely with the Glazer family, owners of the Buccaneers, and front office personnel. According to Buccaneers.com, Winston also met with head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht. The former Florida State quarterback said he would welcome the opportunity to begin his professional career in the Sunshine State.
"Being able to play three years in Florida, I would love to stay here in this great state," Winston said on the team’s website. "I've just got to take advantage of this blessing. It's not really important to me to be the first pick, but it is important to me to be picked. I believe that I have been blessed during my years at Florida State to win a national championship and just be a winning quarterback. And I believe this place — I would love to be here."
Winston didn’t work out for the team, but focused on face-to-face meetings.Read more... Join the Conversation...