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ESPN's Todd McShay compares Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene to Jaguars WR Marqise Lee and gives him a Round 2 grade.

"Greene has below-average size for the wide receiver position at the next level, but he is a sudden athlete with the quickness to both beat press coverage off the line and separate from defensive backs in and out of breaks," McShay wrote. "In the Seminoles' comeback win over NC State on Saturday, he exploited the Wolfpack's inferior cornerbacks all game (11 catches, 125 yards, one touchdown). The handful of times in which NC State played tight man coverage, he was able to separate easily, and when NC State backed off, it created a game of simple pitch-and-catch between him and [QB Jameis] Winston." Greene has led the Seminoles in receptions in each of the past three years, ranking ahead of prospects such as Kelvin Benjamin.
Sep 30 - 6:04 PM

The Orlando Sentinel reports that FSU junior DL Mario Edwards Jr. returned back to practice on Monday, after missing last weeks game versus NC State with a concussion.

The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Edwards Jr.’s presence was definitely missed last week in FSU’s 56-41 win over NC State. At the moment, Edwards is still considered day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Wake Forest. The FSU prospect is asked to line up in a variety of sets on defense and is asked to be one of the more versatile players on the team. He offers straight-line power and some lateral ability.
Sep 30 - 2:31 PM

NC State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU for accusing the Seminoles of faking injuries during the schools' game last weekend.

"I left an emotional locker room and took those emotions with me to the press conference," Doeren tweeted. The head coach previously accused FSU of slowing the second half tempo by falling to the ground with fake injuries. Others have accused opponents of such acts, but few head coaches.
Sep 30 - 10:54 AM

One source close to NFL decision makers told Sports Illustrated that FSU HC Jimbo Fisher's "glowing recommendations" of JaMarcus Russell could lead to more questions of similar recommendations for Jameis Winston.

"He told the entire NFL that JaMarcus Russell was a great kid," the source said. "He was a f------ turd then." At the time, Fisher was LSU's offensive coordinator. Evaluators ask college coaches and people around programs endless questions about prospects. In many cases, the answers sway their evaluations. In this case, Fisher's potential praise might not count for very much.
Sep 30 - 10:33 AM

Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene hauled in 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 56-41 win over NC State.

Greene undoubtedly prefers Jameis Winston behind center for the Seminoles, though he's going to put up ridiculous numbers regardless of which signal-caller is throwing him the ball. Last week, Greene had nine receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown from Jameis Winston-replacement Sean Maguire against Clemson. He already has 35 receptions for 543 yards and three touchdowns in four games.
Sep 28 - 10:22 PM

FSU senior RB Karlos Williams ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in Saturday's 56-41 win over NC State.

He also had three catches for 29 yards. This was an important huge performance for Williams in an early conference tilt. Last week, NFL.com reported that NFL scouts had "expressed disappointment" in Williams' performance this year. "The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior hasn't shown the vision, physicality and agility that some evaluators expected after watching him show intriguing flashes as a junior," NFL.com passed along. "In fact, scouts were disappointed that he didn't have a greater impact on the Clemson game last week with Winston sidelined. An NFC scout after the game said he was surprised Williams couldn't put the Seminoles' offense on his back as the featured runner; his inability to do so could lead to concerns about his potential as a workhorse at the next level."
Sep 28 - 10:08 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston completed 26 of 38 attempts for 365 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 56-41 win over NC State.

The Noles were playing from behind for most of this game, but Winston remained calm in the pocket and decisive in his reads. Some throws were off target, which resulted in at least one interception, others lacked top flight velocity. However, Winston put a few downfield targets in perfect position where defenders could not make a play on the ball. Winston's innate poise, eye level and willingness to work through progressions is difficult to find.
Sep 28 - 9:00 AM

FSU redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire’s high school football called him "Tom Brady-like."

Maguire stepped in for a suspended Jameis Winston and led FSU to an overtime win against Clemson on Saturday, going 21-of-39 for 304 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. "He’s a competitor," said Seton Hall Preparatory School coach John Finnegan. "[Clemson] knocked him on his ass. [Florida State] had no running game. They kept knocking him down, but he kept playing hard. That’s the kind of kid he is. He’s not going to quit." Winston has been reinstated and will start Saturday against North Carolina State.
Source: USA Today
Sep 27 - 12:19 AM

FSU freshman RB Mario Pender will miss Saturday's game against NC State due to a concussion.

The Seminoles' running game has surprisingly been very suspect this season, both in terms of blocking and ball carrying. Pender has managed 84 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, but his yards per carry have dropped significantly game to game. Starter Karlos Williams is just not breaking enough tackles.
Sep 26 - 10:10 AM

FSU junior DL Mario Edwards Jr. has been ruled out for Saturday's game against NC State with a concussion.

Edwards Jr. likely won't be needed against NC State, but the junior lines up in a variety of sets on defense and is asked to be one of the more versatile players on the team. He offers straight-line power and some lateral ability.
Sep 26 - 9:16 AM

NFL scouts "have expressed disappointment" in FSU senior RB Karlos Williams' performance this year.

"The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior hasn't shown the vision, physicality and agility that some evaluators expected after watching him show intriguing flashes as a junior," NFL.com passed along. "In fact, scouts were disappointed that he didn't have a greater impact on the Clemson game last week with Winston sidelined. An NFC scout after the game said he was surprised Williams couldn't put the Seminoles' offense on his back as the featured runner; his inability to do so could lead to concerns about his potential as a workhorse at the next level." We were sitting in the front seat of Williams' bandwagon in the preseason, projecting the prospect's unique blend of home run speed and Humvee power nicely to the NFL. It's too soon to hit the eject button, here: Williams will win back the scouts if he performs during the ACC schedule.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 24 - 7:13 PM

Former Colts HC Tony Dungy said he would not draft FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston due to the player's off-field issues.

"As of now, I wouldn't. I'd have to do a lot of research and go in and talk to him. But you don't want the face of your franchise, the guy you're going to take with a top-five pick, to have those off-the-field issues," Dungy said Tuesday on The Dan Patrick Show. "You just don't. Where you'd have to draft him, no, I'd be very, very hesitant at this point." Patrick asked Dungy about risk mitigation if Winston were drafted later on. "You don't have as big an investment, the expectations aren't there," Dungy said. "But if he becomes your starting quarterback and those issues aren't resolved, you still have those same problems. You still have the same issues. You'd have the same thing with Johnny Manziel whether you took him as the first pick, or the 25th pick." NFL.com wrote Wednesday that "scouts have made it quite clear that he'd be better off staying at Florida State and trying to repair his image than declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft."
Sep 24 - 6:43 PM

A former NFL quarterback told NFL.com that he had "serious concerns" about FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston's game even before his recent suspension.

The former pro signal-caller said he's concerned about Winston's "long delivery, footwork, mechanics in the pocket, and accuracy at times." He added, however: "I remember that when the bright lights came on, he produced in a big way, and he was mature beyond his years on the field." NFL.com adds that "scouts have made it quite clear that he'd be better off staying at Florida State and trying to repair his image than declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft." Winston, who was reinstated on Monday, is also currently involved in an ongoing sexual assault case. Despite all the bad news, Winston remained in the top-4 of both Rob Rang and Dane Brugler's most recent mock drafts.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 24 - 5:40 PM

TMZ.com reports that FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston's lawyer has sent a letter to Florida State University "claiming the woman who accused his client of rape demanded $7 million dollars to buy her silence."

David Cornwell, the lawyer for the Heisman Trophy winner received a letter from the alleged victim's lawyer, Patricia Carroll. In the letter, it stated that Carroll's client wanted $7 million to settle her client's claims against Florida State and Jameis Winston. According to the letter, Carroll told Winston's lawyer that, "If we settle, you will never hear from my client or me again -- in the press or anywhere."
Source: TMZ.com
Sep 24 - 2:08 PM

FSU starting redshirt junior DT Nile Lawrence-Stample will miss the remainder of the season due to a pectoral injury.

Lawrence-Stample plays the run stuffing role for the Noles, Timmy Jernigan's old position, and will be replaced by junior Derrick Mitchell. The upfield interior disruptor along that front four is junior Eddie Goldman.
Sep 24 - 10:55 AM


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