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Former NFL QB says Jameis is 10 times the prospect Mariota is

The former NFL quarterback Shaun King who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a statment today that should be heard all around the world, because I agree with it.

“In my opinion, if I am grading them, Winston is 10 times the prospect Mariota is,” King said.

“Physically, he has great size – 6-4, very sturdy build. Built like a pro prospect. Big-time arm – can make all the throws. Great intangibles. Winner. Big-time, big-platform résumé.

“He plays his best on the brightest stages. Last year in the Clemson game, the second half of the national title game, this year’s Notre Dame game. Early in the season, second half against (Oklahoma State), he always plays his best in those moments. He just has a knack for it.”

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    October 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Again lets prop up and sensationalize the athletic ability of a tax on society, a universities reputation etc. I disagree completely. While he may have all of the physical attributes needed to be a great QB in the NFL. He is not going to be drafted high because he as MAJOR personal integrity concerns. Something the NFL or its teams want which is demonstrated through their handling of the Ray Rice issues. Look compare it like this in Jameis you get a 6'4" athlete with natural skills and ability that CANNOT keep himself out of trouble. Who has been accused of sexual assault, convicted of shoplifting, accused of shooting up apartment complexes with BB guns, accused of NCAA violations etc. Do you want a team member that continuously puts his own needs and wants over those of his team? I would pass on him with no second thought and believe NFL teams will do the same. Mariota on the other hand has similar size makes better decisions with the football, three interceptions last night…… Mariota hasn't thrown 3 interceptions in 2 years. His size is comparable at 6'4" 215 lbs. Mariota has a better ADJ QBR and is an upstanding member of society unlike Jameis, who is a thug! Shaun King should do a better job of evaluating talent before offering an opinion. Lets hope the NFL teams DONT look beyond integrity flaws to get wins the same way Florida State has the last 2 years. Go CRIMINOLES!

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