NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans hosted their second Heisman Trophy winner in five days Monday when they welcomed Florida State star Jameis Winston to St. Thomas Sports Park.
The 2013 Heisman winner is projected by most to go first overall to the Tampa Bay Bucs, but the Titans have certainly done their homework meeting with Winston at least three different times.
They met with him at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, at his Pro Day in Tallahassee and now here in Nashville.
The certainty of Winston going number one has to started to waiver in recent days with football analysts Mike Mayock of the NFL Network and Ron Jaworski of ESPN both moving Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota ahead of Winston in their draft rankings.
Jaworski even publicly reported his sources are indicating the Bucs are looking to in fact take Mariota.
The Titans have spoken highly of Mariota, but most believe he is not a match for head coach Ken Whisenhunt and his Titans’ offense.
If Winston were to slide a spot it would certainly create an interesting situation for the Titans. Winston played for two seasons in “pro” style offense at Florida State and appears a perfect match for Whisenhunt.
In two seasons at Florida State Winston threw for 7,964 yards, 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions leading the Seminoles to a 26-1 record and a National Championship.