TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A day after head coach Jimbo Fisher announced redshirt senior quarterback Sean Maguire would need surgery on his right foot, redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois led the first team offense.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –The Seminoles will return to the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility on Monday for the first two-a-day practice of fall camp. FSU will hold a typical practice again on Tuesday before returning to Doak Campbell Stadium for a closed scrimmage on Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State begins fall practice this week. Sean Maguire will have to compete with Deondre Francois in order to return as the Seminoles starting quarterback. Dalvin Cook has assumed a more vocal leadership role, and Derwin James is expected to return from his minor foot surgery within the week.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – As the Seminoles wrapped up their spring football training on Saturday, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to be dissatisfied with his team after their second scrimmage.
“I was not pleased with that part of today. They (Quarterbacks) made plays today with not enough consistency and not enough fire in them taking leadership in what they,” Fisher said.
The quarterback group includes true freshman Malik Henry, who was a 4-star recruit and one of the nations top 60 prospects according to ESPN, Orlando native and redshirt freshman Deandre Francois, who was ranked the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to ESPN, and J.J. Cosentino, the red shirt sophomore from Pennsylvania, who was considered the No. 3 best player in Pennsylvania and the No. 11 best quarterback by scouts.
Senior Sean Maguire, who started five games for the Seminoles in 2015, is out this spring with a fractured ankle due to an injury he suffered in the first quarter of the Peach Bowl last year against Houston.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Two of the names that headlined Florida State’s Tuesday Pro Day were kicker Roberto Aguayo and defensive back Jalen Ramsey.
Other than Aguayo and Ramsey, 11 other players worked out for NFL scouts. Florida State has had a total of 36 draft picks since 2011 including seven first round picks.
In 2015, Jameis Winston was the first overall pick, the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of The Year and the highest draft pick to ever come out of Florida State.
Aguayo, who entered FSU as the sixth best kicker in the nation according to ESPN.com will now be leaving Florida State and entering the NFL as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history with an astounding conversion rate of .9673 (267-276). The promising kicker holds countless awards and records in the ACC division as well as the entire NCAA.
Aguayo will look to make an immediate impact on the team that selects him in this year’s draft.
Jalen Ramsey is a name that has been apart of many of the conversation for all the teams that are selecting picks 1-10. On day four of the NFL combine Jalen Ramsey (6’1, 202 LBS.) posted a 4.41 second 40-yard dash, a 41.5-inch vertical jump, and an 11-3 broad jump.
Coming into Florida State as a four-star prospect Ramsey has really proven himself these past years, and is projected to go top 10 in this years NFL draft.
“Its what I always dreamed of,“ Jalen Ramsey told reporters when asked about going first in the draft. “It’s what I worked for and I want them to pick me because I’m the best player in the draft.”
Ramsey who competed in all 13-games in the 2015 season was selected to the ALL-ACC first team and Sports Illustrated ALL-American second-team, these are just a few of his many accomplishments during his years at Florida State.
“You’re going to get championship effort every day,” Fisher told reporters. “You got a guy that’s very intelligent who can process the game, who is very physical and tough mentally and physically. And you got a great athlete. But you have a guy that wants to win not only every game, he wants to win every play.
Now the 13-players that are projected to leave Florida State will have to wait until Thursday, April 28th for their names to be selected to enter the National Football League.
By: Andrew Small
Over this past weekend, six members of last year’s FSU football team participated in the annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Over 200 players were invited to the event from all over the country to make a case as to why NFL teams should draft them April 28-30. Players were asked to perform different drills based on their position. This includes bench press and the ever talked about 40-yard dash.
Below is an account of how each member of the Seminoles performed and where they have a chance of being drafted come late April. All information in here is provided by nfl.com, cbssports.com, and foxsports.com.