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Winstometer Game 3: Jameis Winston resembles Matt Ryan

Texans defensive end Jared Crick (93) tackles Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) as Houston outside linebacker John Simon (51) also moves in. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]
Texans defensive end Jared Crick (93) tackles Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (3) as Houston outside linebacker John Simon (51) also moves in. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]
Published Sep. 27, 2015

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.

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