Jimbo Fisher: Winston Will Stay Two More Years

Jameis Winston head shot

Jameis Winston, Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is widely expected to be the first pick in the NFL draft as soon as he’s old enough to enter the draft, in 2015. But Florida State’s coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t think Winston will leave school next year.

“I expect Jameis to be here two more years,” Fisher said today.

This a pretty optimistic outlook, but that seems awfully unlikely. Just as Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel probably would have entered the 2013 NFL draft if not for the rule requiring players to be three years out of high school before they can enter, Winston probably would have entered this year’s draft if he were allowed.

Fisher might expect Winston to play for the Seminoles in 2015, but for the rest of us, it will be a major surprise if Winston does not enter the NFL draft next year.

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