Unnamed NFL Executive Compares Jameis Winston to JaMarcus Russell, One of the Biggest Draft Busts in NFL History

© Joe Russell/Getty Images Being compared to one of the biggest draft busts in JaMarcus Russell does not bode well for Jameis Winston.
© Joe Russell/Getty Images
Being compared to one of the biggest draft busts in JaMarcus Russell does not bode well for Jameis Winston.

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league player personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. 

The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report, likened Winston to JaMarcus Russell, one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

“With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell,” he said. “Isn’t it interesting?”

Russell, a presumed can’t-miss prospect at the quarterback position, was selected first-overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL Draft. He lasted a mere three seasons in the NFL, appearing in 31 games in that span before disappearing. He completed his NFL career with a 65.2 quarterback rating, a 52.1 completion percentage with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

The unnamed executive says he sees striking similarities in Russell and Winston, both in body type and playing style.

“Lack of focus by JaMarcus is what I see in Winston,” the he said. “They’re physically talented, but during the course of a game they kind of lose their focus and just put the ball up for grabs.

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Source: Sportress of Blogitude | Jason Rowan

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