It's Monday, which means we're seeing a whole series of mock drafts. But for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they're all saying the same thing: Jameis Winston is the pick. That's what Daniel Jeremiah thinks, what Rob Rang, Dane Brugler and Pat Kirwan think, it's what every mock draft that's been updated since the start of the combine thinks. Although I'm sure if you search long and hard enough, you'll find one example of a recent mock draft to disagree.
Here's Dan Kadar's explanation.
Indications from those in Indianapolis signal Winston not only as the top quarterback in this year's draft, but the favorite to be the choice at No. 1. The Buccaneers will have to decide whether or not Winston is simply immature or has serious character questions. Once they do, look for this pick to get locked down before the start of the draft.
This is the clear consensus. Where a few months ago every mock draft had Marcus Mariota at number one, now you have to look hard to find even one recent mock draft that has Mariota over Winston. We see this in most years, a shift from one favorite during the college season to another favorite after the combine. And that shift usually sticks, especially when it involves quarterbacks.
Dan Kadar's mock draft is worth reading for its entire mock draft, much of it based on what happened at the scouting combine this past week.