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Total breakdown: Buccaneers draft QB Jameis Winston in first round

TAMPA, Fla. -- A few quick thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-round pick.

The pick: Jameis Winston, quarterback, Florida State

My take: The masses have talked about how Winston is a risky pick because of his history of off-field incidents. But he was the safe pick when it came to on-the-field issues. Unlike the alternative, Marcus Mariota, Winston played his college career in a pro-style offense and should be ready to make a quick transition to the NFL. The Bucs were dismal on offense last season. They need a franchise quarterback. and Winston has a good chance to fill that role.

Look for early success: It's easy to think that Winston will struggle early on, because many rookie quarterbacks do. But that might not be the case. That's because the Bucs have a good group of players at the offensive skill positions. Wide receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Doug Martin have the ability to make Winston look good in a hurry.

Support system needed: Due to the off-field incidents, Winston will be operating under a microscope. There's no margin for error. He can't afford any more trouble. The Bucs need to surround him with a strong support system. They'll need coaches and staff members to keep a close eye on him and steer him clear of trouble. It also will help that Tampa Bay has some strong veteran leadership with Jackson, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.