Jameis Winston Has Predraft Meeting with Buccaneers

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Posted at 3:51 AM, Mar 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 03:51:00-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jameis Winston is meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are considering the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the first pick in the NFL draft.

The team confirmed the former Florida State star was in town Tuesday to sit down with club officials who will be involved in deciding whether to draft Winston. Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman winner from Oregon, also is under consideration.

Winston nor club officials spoke to the media.

While it's not unusual to conduct predraft interviews at club facilities, it's rare to bring in a potential pick nearly two months in advance.

The Bucs have the top pick for the first time since 1987. Upgrading at quarterback is a priority after going 2-14 last season and missing the playoffs for the seventh straight year.