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Former Florida State standout Jameis Winston is expected to be the first quarterback off the board in the 2015 NFL draft. So it was strange to see a picture circulating of him looking fairly out of shape this week, especially since it’s the week of the NFL Scouting Combine.
However, George Whitfield, the quarterback coach who Winston has been training with, was quick to come to his defense. Whitfield said that the picture is from January and that Winston has a training leash around his waist, which made his stomach stick out. The famed trainer reassured everyone that Winston is in top physical condition, and that he even dropped about 15 pounds in preparation for the combine.
Winston is the top quarterback coming out of college this year in the opinion of many experts, and all eyes will be on him at the NFL Scouting Combine. Many believe that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to draft him number one in the coming NFL draft.
Jameis looks out of shape. pic.twitter.com/QMlKdDviwG
— Captain Obvious (@HashtagObvious) February 14, 2015