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What to Watch: Jameis Winston's Pro Day

Three things to keep an eye on when Jameis Winston takes the field for his pro day on Tuesday.

Photos from Jameis Winston's visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at One Buc Place on March 3, 2015.

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> READ: WINSTON VISITS BUCCANEERS1. Which teams are going?
A large contingent of NFL teams is expected in Tallahassee to watch Winston's workout, including the Buccaneers. Aside from the Bucs, which other teams will be in attendance? Maybe the better question is - who won't be there. All 32 teams were present for Marcus Mariota's pro day in Oregon earlier this month. Florida State has four players that could be selected in the first round compared to Oregon's three, so the turnout may be the same.

2. What can he improve on?
Winston's timed drills weren't the best at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but he threw the ball very well. Winston probably won't re-take his timed drills, but is expected to perform a scripted throwing routine similar to what Mariota and Baylor QB Bryce Petty did during their pro days. For Winston, his pro day will be more about re-enforcing the skills he's shown on tape and during his combine workout as opposed to flashing anything new.

3. How rapidly is he progressing?
Since the season ended, Winston has been working with George Whitfield Jr., who is considered to be one of the best quarterback coaches in the business. Whitfield has trained Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Johnny Manziel, just to name a few. Winston threw 28 interceptions in two seasons at Florida State so it will be interesting to see how quickly he and Whitfield have addressed the issues that led to those turnovers.


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