PFF: Winston Primed to Make 2016 Top 101

Pictures from Winston's spring workouts at One Buccaneer Place.

Around this time of year, the NFL Network rolls out their annual top 100 list, breaking down the best players in the league. As the NFL Network releases their list, Pro Football Focus attempts a similar feat with their top 101 list.

Two Buccaneers, defensive end Robert Ayers and running back Doug Martin, made PFF’s list year. But the website thinks that a third Buccaneer, quarterback Jameis Winston, will make the leap into the top 101 following the conclusion of 2016.

“Jameis Winston is another player whose game has been all about highs and lows,” PFF wrote. “Good Winston put in some outstanding games as a rookie, but his opening-day performance was the single-worst grade we gave any quarterback during the regular season, and he ended the year with a poor performance against an excellent Carolina defense in the Bucs’ final game.

“Overall, I think the balance was far more positive than negative, but the bad games were enough to keep him off the list as a rookie. If he takes a step forward in year two, or just avoids any disastrous games, then he should make the list.”

Winston was one of ten players under the age of 25 selected as potential top players in 2016. He was joined on the list by Kansas City’s Marcus Peters, Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney and Seattle's Thomas Rawls, among others. For a look at PFF’s full list, click HERE.

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