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NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks believes NFL Scouts looking for "an Adrian Peterson-like runner on the collegiate level" in terms of "combination of production and talent," should be interested in Florida State senior RB Karlos Williams.

"With Williams tallying more than 700 rushing yards on just 91 attempts, the combination of production and talent could make him a top choice of NFL scouts searching for an Adrian Peterson-like runner on the collegiate level," Brooks wrote. The 6-1, 223 pound Williams only rushed for 731 yards, but averaged a whopping 8 yards whenever he touched the ball. With RB Devonta Freeman off to the NFL, look for Williams to welcome more of the load to his plate. The Seminoles prospect received at least 10 carries in just three games in 2013, but look for Williams numbers to take a huge jump this season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 28 - 4:27 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes Joe Flacco is a better comparison for FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston rather than Cam Newton, who Winston compared himself to.

Winston's "game closely resembles the former Super Bowl MVP's play in the pocket," Brooks begins. "From the A-plus arm talent and long delivery to his footwork and sneaky athleticism, it's easy to see Winston developing like Flacco as a pro." We believe Winston's arm is a bit overrated when discussing velocity (i.e. A-plus), but his best traits by far are eye level and pocket awareness. Winston is working to shorten his delivery this season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 23 - 9:54 AM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher called redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston's offseason crab legs incident an "honest mistake."

"There was no malice involved. It was an honest mistake because when you go back and look at it, after he leaves, he's actually ordering wings from a local wing place two doors down," Fisher explained. "You're not trying to be (malicious) when you walk out beside a sheriff carrying the crab legs in your hand. You're not trying to hide it." Winston has recently repeated what Fisher told him after the incident, stating that to be a man, the kid must die in you.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 22 - 11:40 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston acknowledged criticism with his throwing motion and is working to shorten it.

"This year I will be holding the ball higher so I won't be so elongated," Winston said. Some reporters noted the quarterback said his baseball career likely factors into his delivery. "Winston said he's worked on limiting off-balance throws -- in other words, not as much reliance on arm strength, but total body throws," CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler tweeted. Many are focused on Winston's throwing motion in regards to time, saying a defensive back could get a beat on his passes and defend them. While that might be true, the bigger change could come in the form of improved placement. Winston is by no means inaccurate, but many of his receivers adjusted to passes to come down with difficult catches.
Jul 21 - 10:52 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston told reporters he got up to 252 lbs following last year's awards circuit and has since dropped 20 lbs.

As for next year's offseason? "Only salads," Winston told Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Every single one of Winston's steps will be critiqued and criticized, but we are not worried about this development. Winston stayed busy during the offseason as a member of FSU's bullpen. He is not an overly mobile quarterback outside of the pocket, and has plenty of awareness combined with great eye level to evade rushers between the tackles.
Jul 21 - 10:14 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston said he doesn't think student athletes should be paid.

"We’re blessed to get a free education… and that’s enough for me," the quarterback said during the ACC Media Days. We wonder if he'd think the same if he didn't know an enormous, multi-upon-multi-million dollar football contract could be his as soon as this spring, with a professional baseball career as a fallback option if he were to suffer a catastrophic injury. In any case, Winston's father wants his son to stay in school for two more seasons.
Jul 20 - 9:20 PM

The College Football Playoff teams will be at 12:45 ET announced on December 7, 2014.

Four teams will participate in the new postseason format. Nearly every outlet has been calling for a playoff system for the better part of a decade, and while we have to settle for a three game tournament, it is better than the alternative. At least we hope so.
Jul 14 - 1:21 PM

The Tallahassee Democrat spotted Florida State true freshman WR Travis Rudolph wearing a walking boot.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said a high school injury required surgery. The five-star recruit is expected to be available for the start of summer camp in August. "He had a little bone that they put a screw in," Fisher said. "He should be ready by the end of the month, and should be good to go. He shouldn’t miss anything." Rudolph is ranked as the No. 1 WR and No. 11 overall player in the country.
Jul 13 - 8:59 PM

At the Manning Passing Academy, FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston told NFL.com that he considers himself a student first and athlete second.

"I think that's the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective," Winston added. "It's about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league." Winston's father recently told reporters as much, saying his son plans on participating in at least one more season of baseball and two more on the football field. Obviously this can change, but the family seems to be on a similar page at the moment.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 5:57 PM

The Lou Groza award released a preseason watch list of 25 players.

The award honors the nation's best kicker. Florida State sophomore Roberto Aguayo is the early favorite for the hardware after he won the trophy last season. Arizona State's Zane Gonzalez, Oklahoma's Michael Hunnicutt, USF's Marvin Kloss, San Jose State's Austin Lopez and Georgia's Marshall Morgan are five other frontrunners. Gonzalez and Hunnicutt finished first and second in the nation, respectively with 25 and 24 field goals last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 11 - 9:09 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens sees in Florida State senior RB Karlos Williams a "versatile and extremely athletic running back" with the potential to be "elite" in the NFL.

The 6-foot-1, 223-pounder had 731 rushing yards on 91 carries and 11 touchdowns during his junior year while sharing the backfield with James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman. Now, it's Williams' time to break out. "Williams possesses speed, cutback ability and power, and demonstrated improved vision over the course of his lone season at tailback," Stephens wrote. "Has the talent to be an elite running back at the next level if he can continue to improve."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 11 - 8:48 PM

Florida State senior OG Josue Matias is a "potential early round prospect," writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens

Matias teams with Tre' Jackson to form perhaps the nation's most devastating guard duo. He was a All-ACC second-team selection last year. "[Matias] has some experience at tackle and demonstrates both power and agility to offer position versatility at the next level," Stephens wrote. "Technically he's still inconsistent in some areas, but he'll certainly be another one to watch as a potential early round prospect leading up to the 2015 draft."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 11 - 7:10 PM

Florida State RG Tre' Jackson is "perhaps the top preseason NFL guard prospect in the country," writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Jackson surprised some by electing to return to school over the winter. "In addition to possesses road-grader size and power, Jackson will surprise with his athleticism and quickness when asked to mirror rushers or get to the second level as a run blocker, and plays with solid instincts and awareness in both facets of the offense," Stephens wrote. Jackson has already started 28 career games.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 11 - 6:53 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Florida State senior S Tyler Hunter is a potential "high-round" pick.

Hunter missed the final 11 games last season due to a neck injury, but he's apparently made a full recovery in time for the 2014 campaign. "An explosive, quick athlete with the versatility to line up at multiple spots in the defensive backfield, Hunter is also a big-play threat as a punt returner and if able to stay healthy in 2014, could draw high-round interest come draft day," Stephens wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 11 - 6:05 PM

Florida State suspended sophomore WR Jesus "Bobo" Wilson after his Wednesday arrest on vehicular grand theft charges.

It's a felony charge in the theft of a scooter. FSU spokesman Rob Wilson said the school forbids athletes to compete while charged with a felony. Coach Jimbo Fisher hasn't addressed the situation, outside of issuing the suspension. Wilson didn't play much last year, but he had four catches for 101 yards in the spring game. "He's going to be the easy one because, mentally, he's mature and he wants to be there," QB Jameis Winston said in the spring. "He's the type of player he's going to do it on his own."
Jul 11 - 5:49 PM


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