Respected analyst Mike Mayock suddenly changed his quarterback rankings just weeks before the NFL draft, citing character and consistency flaws in otherwise consensus No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston.
"There have been two issues for me with Winston, number one is on the field. He threw 18 interceptions this year -- on a team that arguably had the most talent in the country, he continued to put his team at a disadvantage almost weekly," Mayock said of the Florida State quarterback on NFL Network.
"Off the field, regardless of what did or didn't happen in that alleged rape, he continued a pattern of poor decisions throughout his career. The bottom line is, can you trust him off the field?"
Winston is believed to draw serious interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who own the first pick in the draft.
Though they have a need at quarterback, Winston wouldn't be their only option, with Oregon's Marcus Mariota also vying to be the first off the board.
"As far as Mariota is concerned, the more tape that I've watched, the more I've appreciated what he's been asked to do in their version of the spread offense. He reads combination routes, takes tremendous care of the football, and he wins games. He's not a natural thrower but in the correct scheme, he can be productive. I've been fighting this for a long time, but I think that's what I have to do."