The other day while looking back on the Texas Rangers' 2012 draft list, a name stuck out like a sore thumb.
Jameis Winston, 15th round, Hueytown, Alabama.
Sound familiar? Of course it does. Winston will be leading the Florida State Seminoles Monday night in the BCS championship game against Auburn coming off a season that saw him win the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman quarterback who set the college football world on fire.
Winston never played in the Rangers' farm system, and will be eligible for the MLB draft again in 2015, but many folks have reported that Winston is interested in playing pro baseball and has even said he wants to be the next Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders, and even though he's a high-profile quarterback, The Dallas Morning News said Winston “as a Rangers outfielder sounds far-fetched but is not outside the realm of possibility.”
Winston even played in the outfield and was a relief pitcher for the Seminoles baseball team just last season.
If the Rangers did indeed land Winston again, they could lay claim to having two NFL quarterbacks (assuming Winston makes it in the NFL) as they selected Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings last month.