In another riveting episode of “As Jameis’ shoulder turns,” NFL Network's Albert Breer starred Sunday as a sleuth chasing down critical opinion of recent reports that Winston’s shoulder weakness portends long-term doom. As we followed alongside our co-star, Breer first confirmed that Winston’s throwing arm "condition" is common among baseball pitchers. Which makes sense, as Winston is also a relief pitcher. The ailment doesn't concern NFL teams, our intrepid investigator added, because they view it as “basic wear and tear” that will naturally subside when he leaves baseball, nor does it concern combine doctors, a group that told teams there is "not an issue.”
Word on the Street
NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said this is “the best edge class we've had since 2011." That year’s class was headlined by J.J. Watt, Von Miller and Aldon Smith. This year’s is fronted by Randy Gregory, Shane Ray and Dante Fowler.
After Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota "dazzl[ed] with their accuracy and arm strength during quarterback drills Saturday," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote it is "growing increasingly likely that Winston and Mariota will be the first two selections." Mayock added that Winston and Mariota “were outstanding.”
ESPN’s Todd McShay was “really impressed” by Baylor QB Bryce Petty’s accuracy on Saturday. “Tightened up his lower-body mechanics and it's showing during this passing session,” McShay wrote.
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