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Winstometer Game 3: Jameis Winston resembles Matt Ryan

Jameis Winston's performance against Houston was solid and kept him in the upper tier of first-year quarterbacks.

After Winston and Tennessee's Marcus Mariota were drafted 1-2 in the NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Times built a database of quarterbacks drafted in the first round since 1980.

Through three weeks, Winston's quarterback rating (77.92) almost perfectly mirrors that of Atlanta's Matt Ryan (77.02) in the first three weeks of his career.

Mariota continues to be a few slots higher at 110.89. He ranks second behind Byron Leftwich, who three weeks into his career had a rating of 145.99.

We'll track the progress each week and tell you what past quarterbacks this year's top picks most resemble through the same point in their rookie years.

The Tampa Bay Times created a database of all quarterbacks picked in the first round of the NFL draft since 1980. Each week, we compare Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota's cumulative performance against the others at the same point in their rookie seasons. You can compare quarterbacks by clicking on their names, which will highlight their performance in the graph. Also, if you hover over a line in the graph, it will identify the quarterback.

Winstometer Game 3: Jameis Winston resembles Matt Ryan 09/27/15 [Last modified: Sunday, September 27, 2015 5:07pm]
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