TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three Florida State players have reached agreements with NFL teams following last week’s draft of college players.
Punter Shawn Powell, receiver Bert Reed and safety Terrance Parks each signed free agent contracts. Powell will join teammates Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders with the Buffalo Bills, while Reed signed with Cleveland and Parks inked with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Florida State had four players taken in last week’s draft. Bradham went early in the fourth round as the 105th pick in the draft, followed by Sanders in the fifth round, defensive back Mike Harris in the sixth and offensive tackle Andrew Datko in the seventh and final round. It was the first time since 1987 that Florida State failed to have a player drafted in one of the first three rounds.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
-WR Bert Reed: Cleveland Browns
FSU’s fourth all-time leader in career receptions (170) as a four-year letterman for the Seminoles…ranks 12th all-time in school history with 2,022 receiving yards making him one of only 12 players ever at FSU to break the 2,000 receiving yard career mark and ranks eighth all-time in career catches per game (3.47).
-P Shawn Powell: Buffalo Bills
Florida State’s first consensus All-American punter and the school’s all-time leader in multiple punting categories as a three-year starter… Football Bowl Subdivision national leader with a 47-yard average as a senior…fifth all-time in the Atlantic Coast Conference in career punting average (44.2 yards per punt).
-S Terrance Parks: Kansas City Chiefs
Three-year letterman who played in 43 career games for the Seminoles…big, physical safety who started 23 games over the final two seasons and finished his career with 99 career tackles, 10 passes defended and one interception in helping turn around FSU’s defense into one of the best in the nation.