The father of Florida State QB Jameis Winston tells David Hale of ESPN that his son will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
This comes less than a day after Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing multiple sources, reported that Winston was “seriously considering” returning to school for another year.
- Getlin did, however, admit that Winston could still enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
Following Florida State’s loss to the Oregon Ducks last weekend, Winston said he’s not focused on leaving college, and is instead planning to play baseball next year.
“I’m not focused on that at all. I’m looking forward to next season and playing baseball,” Winston said, per Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.
Winston has had numerous off-the-field issues this year, but even with the obvious concerns, many expect him to be a first-round pick in next year’s draft if he were to enter the draft pool.
Michigan State QB Connor Cook announced that he will be returning to East Lansing next year, which means next year’s crop of quarterbacks could be very limited beyond Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Winston.
Both Winston and Mariota are widely expected to be high first-round selections.
Winston finished the regular season throwing for 3,559 yards while completing 65.4 percent of his passes to go along with 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions over the course of 12 games. He also added three rushing touchdowns.