As part of the build up to the Super Bowl, Derrick Brooks made the rounds at radio row campaigning for the Bucs to select Jameis Winston with the 1st pick in the 2015 draft. Of course, some folks cried "homer," while others cheered in agreement. One thing everyone agreed on was that if the Bucs select Jameis Winston, he will need a support group and someone to mentor him.
The Tampa Tribune's Ira Kaufman appeared on PFT Live with Mike Florio on Monday and explained that Derrick Brooks will end up being that mentor Jameis Winston needs.
“I think if Winston’s the pick — and I think he will be — I think Brooks will play a role in trying to corral this kid, mature him, even bring him into his home, if necessary,” Kaufman said. “That’s how much Brooks cares about FSU, about the Bucs, and seeing this franchise get relevant.”
It seems as though many people have alluded to Brooks being Jameis Winston's mentor, and possibly even letting him into his home, but we have not heard those words from Brooks himself. It does sound like a good idea, but before we all go assuming Derrick Brooks wants to be a mentor or that Jameis Winston wants to be mentored, maybe we should find out if both parties would even be willing to try it first.
Remember, Jameis Winston has turned down advice before when he ignored the advice of Bo Jackson.
The jury is still out on if he'll eventually ignore the advice of comedian Kevin Hart as well.
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