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Jameis Winston Displays Confidence At Pro Day

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston went through a 102-throw pro day session Tuesday, displaying the confidence that make many believe he'll be the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

Jameis Winston truly believes he's the top player in the 2015 draft class, especially after his performance at the Florida State's pro day on Tuesday, in which he ran through a series of 102 passes that showed his ability to throw from the pocket and on the run.

The former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback showed a confidence on the field and in the post-pro day press conference, saying that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should take him with the No. 1-overall pick because he has the talent to lead an NFL team to success.  

"Coming into this day, I just wanted to come in here and compete with my teammates," Winston told reporters following the pro day. "This was probably the last time I get to be with some of them."

While not every pass was completed – Florida State reports there were 11 incompletions with five drops – Winston showed accuracy on deep balls and precision while on the run.

Winston had one of the best college careers in recent memory despite playing only two seasons at Florida State.

As a redshirt freshman taking over for E.J. Manuel, Winston led the Seminoles to an undefeated season behind 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. He was announced as the Heisman Trophy winner and was Offensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game after orchestrating a game-winning drive late against Auburn.

Winston returned in 2014 to once again led Florida State to a No. 1 ranking in the polls before losing to Oregon in the first-ever national semifinal game. The 6-foot-4, 231 pounder would finish the season with 3,907 yards and 25 touchdowns.

During his two-year span at the center of the Florida State football program, and with media attention constantly following him, Winston provided a calming presence.

While he could have crumbled under all of the pressure, Winston thrived.

At the NFL Combine last month in Indianapolis, he told reporters that it's his confidence that helps him get through.

"When you have confidence in yourself you can do anything," he said. "I'm always staying positive. So I'm a confidence person. And people may think of that as arrogance, but when I'm out there and my team looks at me, they're going to see a smile on my face because I'm going to tell them you know what we're capable of doing and we're not going to go down with no loss because all we want is a W and that's the main thing."

Connecticut's Byron Jones Continues To Impress

Jones stole the show during defensive backs drills at the combine, shattering the broad jump record with a 12-foot, 3-inch leap that left the prospects surrounding him in awe.

He then left those at Connecticut's pro day with something else to talk about – his 40-yard dash time.

While Jones declined to run at the combine due to his rehab from a season-ending shoulder injury suffered late last year, the 6-foot-1 cornerback ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, which would have been the third fastest time recorded by a cornerback at the combine.

In 43 games at Connecticut, the cornerback recorded 223 tackles with 18 passes defensed and eight interceptions. 




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