Jameis is the type of quarterback you live or die with. He has excellent size
and solid overall athleticism to play his position at a very high level. He does
a good job feeling the pressure and has good feet to move around in the pocket.
He possesses a great deal of football intelligence and reads defenses as well as
any coach on the field. When Jameis throws with good mechanics, he shows
significant arm strength and touch to make all the throws for the next level for
all 32 teams. Jameis shows the ability to lead and play under adverse situations
on the field. He knows how to slide in the pocket to extend plays without
leaving the pocket. He never gives up and will throw the ball as many times as
it is needed to bring his team back from behind. Interceptions do not rock his
confidence. Jameis is unique and as long as he can start to make better
decisions off the field like he does on the field, he should become a Franchise
quarterback for the team that selects him.
Letís put aside Jameis off field issues and concentrate on his play on the field
only. His best throws are over the middle and when he feels pressure, he throws
off balance losing accuracy and velocity. Jameis will throw a lot of
interceptions until he becomes more consistent with his mechanics throwing the
ball outside the hash marks. Nevertheless, he is fearless and understands how to
turn the page if he is having a bad day and even improve his play as the game
Jameis has little problems (emotionally) on the field and as far as his problems
off the field, the facts donít seem to outweigh the rumors and media attention.
To date, the ďhe said, she saidĒ court case that is hanging over his head seems
to be waiting for him to sign his first contract or is politically motivated.
After all it was dropped at one time and until a witness is willing to hold a
hand up, take an oath and say in court what they saw or heard, it doesnít matter
what that person may have said to draw attention from the media to themselves
about a situation. Nevertheless, that doesnít mean Jameis isnít guilty and teams
will have to decide for themselves. For me personally, I would have to have more
information to make a decision as to drafting Jameis, but right now with the
limited FACTUAL information, I have no problems selecting him in the first round
of this draft. Most of the members know that I am a big person on character
being as important as talent when drafting players. Iím also big on not
listening to rumors and not responding to negative media hype about a player.
They donít call me the BS Detector for nothing and right now there is a lot of
BS going on in the media about Jameis. He has brought it on himself and is his
own worst enemy, but at the same time, this scrutiny is being magnified because
of the court case that was dropped earlier. On the field Jameis shows unusual
maturity in his decision making and his ability to make others around him play
better. Remember it takes more than talent to play in the NFL and Jameis has
that street smart mental talent that makes the difference between a starting QB
and a franchise QB. He sees and feels the game Ė thatís his unique talent.