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FSU freshman DE Josh Sweat (knee) will be available to play in the team's season-opening game against Texas State.

Sweat's recovery from a torn left ACL and a dislocation in that same knee--he underwent surgery in October--has been nothing short of remarkable. In March, HC Jimbo Fisher admitted that he wasn't sure if the former No. 1 recruit in the country would play at all in 2015. Oh how times have changed. On Thursday, Fisher indicated he had no qualms with the prospect of playing the 6-foot-5, 236-pounder so soon after the devastating injury, noting that Sweat "hasn't missed a practice, hasn't missed nothing."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 7:29 PM

FSU sophomore OT Roderick Johnson showed himself to be a "quick study as the new starting left tackle [following a mid-season position change]," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

After Cameron Erving moved from left tackle to center during the middle of the 2014 season, Johnson slid over to fill the vacant hole. Draft analyst Reuter liked what he saw from the 6-foot-7, 315-pound then-freshman during his five starts to finish out the season, writing that Johnson "used his enormous wingspan and relatively light feet to effectively pass protect and block for the run." He's already considered one of the top left tackles in the country, though as Reuter's colleague at NFL.com Lance Zierlein pointed out in late June, he's still understandably raw. As the only returning starter on the FSU line, his development is going to occur under a spotlight.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 3:51 PM

FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook was immediately reinstated following his not guilty verdict on misdemeanor battery charges.

FSU's statement went as follows: "In light of today’s ruling in his misdemeanor battery case, FSU football player Dalvin Cook’s indefinite suspension from the team has been lifted, and he will be eligible to practice and to compete representing the University effective immediately." Many beat writers expect Cook to join practice on Tuesday and to start the first game despite missing a few weeks of preseason practice.
Aug 25 - 9:33 AM

FSU sophomore edge rusher Jacob Pugh "has shown promise in his ability to get to the passer and, at minimum, disrupt the quarterback's rhythm," reports ESPN's Travis Haney.

"Experienced line coach Brad Lawing was also brought in from Florida's staff in the offseason," Haney wrote. "Lawing has worked with many prodigious pass-rushers -- Jadeveon Clowney, for one. He'll have an impact on the sack count as he develops and utilizes talented players such as Pugh." Haney ranked Pugh as the No. 43 breakout player.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 24 - 9:59 PM

FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery.

Cook's trial took over 10 hours and could be followed on Twitter via beat writers. Despite the 10 hour trial, the jury took less than 30 minutes to come to their decision. The star running back was accused of punching a woman outside of a bar in Tallahassee. Cook's status with FSU has been up in the air since the accusation, and the school even took one team picture with and without Cook. Expect the running back to re-join the football team soon.
Aug 24 - 8:08 PM

FSU junior CB Jalen Ramsey "has the look of a top 10 pick, regardless of where he ultimately lines up in the secondary," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"It was the sophomore, Ramsey, not 2015 draft picks Ronald Darby or P.J. Williams who proved the Seminoles top defensive back a year ago. Injuries to teammates pushed Ramsey all over the field last year and his versatility shined through, starring at safety, cornerback and even linebacker, at times," Rang wrote. The FSU prospect has showcased his freakish athleticism and positional versatility since he's set foot on campus at Florida State. Ramsey was the first freshman to start at CB for FSU since Deion Sanders did in 1985. The 6-foot-1, 204-pounder could possibly offer shut-down corner ability at the next level.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 24 - 2:16 PM

When jurors were asked if they had heard of suspended FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook, nobody raised their hand.

Cook's trial is set for August 24. He's suspended indefinitely for allegedly punching a woman outside a bar. Cook's lawyers aren't interested in a plea deal.
Aug 22 - 11:40 PM

FSU redshirt junior RB Mario Pender returned to practice on Friday after dealing with a quad contusion and toe infection.

Pender is the odds on favorite to start in place of Dalvin Cook but has missed multiple preseason practices due to the combination of injuries. For his career, Pender is averaging 5 YPC, with 206 yards and four touchdowns. Obviously the Seminoles have a lot of work to do offensively this season.
Aug 22 - 9:08 AM

FSU junior CB Jalen Ramsey was praised for his versatility by NFL.com's draft analysts.

"Versatility" is the big buzzword with Ramsey. In an ongoing NFL.com countdown of the Top-20 players in college football, the junior corner checked in at No. 14. Draft expert Chad Reuter wrote that Ramsey is a "truly versatile defender who can shut down receivers on the outside and wreak havoc in the run game at nickel/safety," while colleague Bucky Brooks noted that the 6-foot-1, 204-pounder "can play anywhere in the secondary, but looks like a natural safety between the hashes" while praising him for his "exceptional instincts and awareness." Ramsey is viewed by many analysts as a potential Top-10 pick for the 2016 NFL Draft, with either safety or cornerback representing a possible future for the star.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 20 - 3:50 PM

FSU junior CB Jalen Ramsey's "versatility shined through" last season, notes CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang.

Rang is referring to the fact that Ramsey started at corner, safety and linebacker last season, due to a rash of injuries to FSU's defense. Regardless of where he's playing, he's a "freakish athlete" who plays the physical kind of ball that NFL coaches love. The versatility is a testament to said freakish athleticism, but cornerback is Ramsey's preferred position and he will almost certainly be drafted as a corner. Multiple draft experts, including Rang and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., believe he'll be a Top-10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 18 - 8:48 PM

FSU freshman TE Jalen Wilkerson is practicing with the team as he waits for the NCAA to rule on an academic violation.

The three-star recruit sat out the first two weeks of practice. A course on Wilkerson's schedule last year was apparently "red-flagged" by a clearinghouse, which forced him to retake said course. As he waits for the NCAA to issue its official ruling, he's back practicing with the Seminoles. Head coach Jimbo Fisher more or less shot the entire thing down as nonsense, saying, "We didn’t want to take the chance of him being a non qualifier" before adding, "Nothing he did wrong or we did wrong." Sounds like this will all be sorted out relatively shortly.
Aug 17 - 4:46 PM

FSU redshirt junior RB Mario Pender was not a participant in practice after being held out of Saturday’s scrimmage, according to Beat writer Safid Deen.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher noted that Pender got hit on the knee during practice and should be back in "just another day or so." The FSU back was also was dealing with a toe infection last week.
Aug 17 - 3:06 PM

FSU junior CB Jalen Ramsey's "size, tenacity, and closing speed make him a perfect fit [for a cornerback] playmaking role," believes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Reuter grades Ramsey as the No. 8 overall junior draft prospect. Ramsey, who became the first freshman to start the opener at CB for FSU since Deion Sanders in 1985, is shifting back after spending a year at a hybrid S position. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Ramsey was on FSU's ACC champion 4x100 relay team.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 16 - 11:52 AM

FSU junior CB Jalen Ramsey bragged that he'll erase one side of the field this fall.

"It makes the job easier on the safeties and the linebackers because when I'm out there I'm good so they won't have to worry one single bit about anything that's going on to whatever side I'm on," Ramsey said. With cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams off to the NFL, head coach Jimbo Fisher moved Ramsey back to CB from S. Ramsey recorded 79 tackles with 9.5 TFL, 14 pass deflections, three sacks, and two interceptions last year. "Honestly, corner is where I love," Ramsey said. "That's my passion right there. But, football in general…. being able to play a game I love and I have passion for, that's just a blessing. It doesn't matter where they put me I'll be going hard."
Source: FSUnews.com
Aug 15 - 10:30 PM

Dismissed FSU freshman QB De'Andre Johnson will play at the JUCO level next season, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

As fellow ESPN reporter Joe Schad said almost a month ago, Johnson is headed to East Mississippi Junior College. Former FSU quarterback John Franklin is currently on the roster, so Johnson will sit and learn behind a former Nole. Johnson was dismissed for punching a female at a bar.
Source: ESPN
Aug 15 - 11:17 AM


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