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Jameis Winston leads the league in yards per completion

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Jameis Winston has been reasonably impressive in his rookie season. He looks like he belongs in the NFL, has made a number of impressive throws and seems to be getting better every game. Strangely enough, though, there's one thing he hasn't been able to do consistently: complete the easy passes. According to Pro Football Focus, Winston has the second-worst completion percentage in the league when he holds onto the ball for 2.5 seconds or less.

We saw that in effect last week, when Winston repeatedly missed Vincent Jackson and especially Mike Evans on short slants and out routes -- whether that was because he was inaccurate, or the timing and communication between quarterback and receiver was off is something we still don't quite know, but Winston's been a lot more successful on deeper throws than on the quick dropbacks. In fact, two of his three interceptions so far have come on those very quick throws -- and the third wasn't very deep either.

That's likely correctable, and we should see Winston get better at that as the season progresses.

In better Pro Football Focus news, Jameis Winston as listed as the fifth-best rookie so far, two spots behind Marcus Mariota and four behind his former college buddy Ronald Darby. The main reason Winston isn't higher is his absolutely abysmal week one performance, but most indications are that that performance was an aberration caused by nerves in his first start -- he's looked far more comfortable and accurate since then.

Here's another weird statistic: Jameis Winston is leading the league with 14.4 yards per completion. That's a testament to both his low completion percentage, having missed on an ungodly amount of short and supposedly easy throws, and his effectiveness throwing the ball just a little down the field. Even though Winston's completing just 52.2% of his passes, he's averaging 7.5 yards per attempt -- 16th among quarterbacks who have more than 20 attempts.

In this, Winston is basically the polar opposite of Mike Glennon, who's completed 58.8% of his passes but managed just 6.5 yards per attempt and 11.1 yards per completion over his career. Granted, Winston's play comes over a much smaller sample, but it's clear on tape how much more aggressive and willing to pull the trigger Winston is.