Talk about doing your due diligence.
According to ESPN.com, the former FSU star will spend all-day Tuesday meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It seems unprecedented for a meeting to take place so early.
Winston, the former Florida State star, arrived in Tampa on Monday, and will depart Wednesday, a source said. The meetings are largely with Buccaneers ownership, the Glazer family, and the trip is being billed as “Glazer-centric” by another source. It is to see how comfortable the Buccaneers would be using the No. 1 overall pick on Winston.
What’s so unusual about this trip is its timing.
Typically prospects don’t begin visiting teams until April. People around the league could not remember a potential No. 1 overall pick visiting the team with the top selection this early in the process.
The NFL was made aware of the trip and cleared it, a source said.
Marcus Mariota is set to visit the Bucs sometime this month as well.