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NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes FSU DL Eddie Goldman "is going to be a great pro."

Goldman "plays with such a powerful base," per Jeremiah. The defensive tackle was easily FSU's top lineman on that side of the ball this season. Somewhat surprisingly, he showed up to the Combine at 336 pounds but did not workout. Some teams could view him as a Michael Brockers type nose tackle.
Mar 6 - 10:58 AM

The sixth season of Jon Gruden’s "QB Camp" will feature five quarterbacks.

Participants include Jameis Winston of Florida State, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, Bryce Petty of Baylor, Brett Hundley of UCLA, and Garrett Grayson of Colorado State. The show, which featured nine quarterback prospects in 2014, premieres Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. No word on why the network cut back on profiles, but Sean Mannion, Brandon Bridge, Cody Fajardo, Bryan Bennett and others would probably like an explanation.
Mar 5 - 12:01 AM

FSU WR Rashad Greene posted a low drop rate of 3.88 percent in 2014, according to PFF.

Of the top receivers last year, that would have only ranked behind Jarvis Landry's final season of college football. A great drop rate might not stay exceptional, but rarely will you see it turn into an issue. That is the takeaway here. Greene might not be the best at contested catches, but teams should not rely on a 5'11/182 lbs receiver who has not shown that ability to win in that area.
Mar 4 - 10:57 AM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes FSU TE Nick O'Leary is a fourth- or fifth-round value.

He suggests O'Leary might be a fit for the Falcons in that area. "Catches everything, he's very instinctive," Jeremiah says. "Didn't run all that fast at the Combine, that doesn't bother me." Tight end was a waste for the Falcons after the team lost Tony Gonzalez to retirement. Expect the position to be targeted in free agency and the draft.
Mar 4 - 9:46 AM

FSU QB Jameis Winston's meeting in Tamp Bay is a "character visit" with the Bucs, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.

Obviously character and talent are intertwined for teams, but the focus of this visit seems to be Jameis Winston, the person, and how he will mesh with Bucs ownership. Robinson adds Jameis is "in final hurdles to being the top pick in the draft." There are still two months left for the draft process to twist and turn, but this is a great sign for those hoping the Bucs select Winston at No. 1.
Mar 3 - 11:00 AM

FSU QB Jameis Winston is visiting the Bucs for three days starting on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

PFT's Mike Florio says the Bucs claim Winston is only staying Tuesday after arriving Monday night. As Schefter notes, potential No. 1 picks and prospects in general rarely visit teams this early. The visit reportedly is owner focused and "Glazer-centric," as Schefter puts it. It is obviously a unique situation and one to definitely monitor. Jameis Will likely meet everyone who is a part of the decision making process, shake a lot of hands, and go through plenty of whiteboard plays during his time in Tampa. This counts as one of the 30 in-house visits for the Bucs.
Mar 3 - 10:39 AM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston "needs to convince head coaches that he can be trusted to win games and represent the team in splendid fashion at all times," according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The FSU prospect needs teams to buy in, that he is ready to be the face of an NFL franchise. The most-polished quarterback in the draft, has to show that he's not just ready to lead his team on the field, but convince teams he can be a leader off the field. Brooks notes that, Winston "must own up to his previous mistakes and make a compelling case to team officials that he has grown into a more mature adult."
Mar 2 - 2:28 PM

Florida State OG Josue Matias "didn't look very athletic or quick" at the combine, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

Matias posted a poor 40 time (5.52 seconds), and was no better in the vertical jump (17.5 inches) or broad jump (7 feet). Brandt points out that Matias "was a three-year starter on a very successful team" and "simply did not give up sacks" in college. Matias was s second team All-ACC performer by the Associated Press last season.
Mar 1 - 11:56 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay reports that Florida State QB Jameis Winston is the favorite to go No. 1 to the Bucs.

"I could see Tampa Bay going with either Winston or [Marcus] Mariota with the top pick," he adds. McShay grades Winston as the second-best QB prospect since 2000, behind only Andrew Luck. "Now obviously, it's not that simple with Winston, as his off-field behavioral issues have been well-documented," McShay wrote. "But from what I heard from NFL sources, Winston really impressed teams during interviews, handling himself well when answering questions about his past and displaying an outstanding football IQ." McShay concluded that "Winston to the Bucs is by no means a done deal," but the analyst sees the FSU signal-caller as the most logical choice "and most of the sources I talked to in Indianapolis this week seemed to share that opinion."
Mar 1 - 10:06 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that FSU C Cameron Erving is a "very versatile second-round pick."

"He's a lot like [La'el] Collins," the scout said. "He could be a left tackle, center or guard." Erving, of course, was a two-year starter at left tackle, but kicked inside to center for the second half of 2014. He was a defensive lineman as recently as spring 2012. "He's athletic," said another scout. "Not a very good technician. Still learning the position."
Mar 1 - 5:08 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote that Florida State WR Rashad Greene is "productive and willing to make plays in traffic."

At 5-foot-11 1/2 and 175 pounds, Greene clocked a 4.53 forty. Greene dropped only one of every 74 balls thrown his way last season, a ridiculous percentage which showed why he was Jameis Winston's most trusted option. We expect Greene to be a nice value selection on Day 2. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares him to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders, while Lance Zierlein comps him to Marvin Jones.
Mar 1 - 3:31 PM

FSU RB Karlos Williams posted the best Speed Score of all 2015 running backs.

He ran a 4.48 forty at 230 pounds. Williams' Speed Score of 114.2 was the only one in the class at the combine above 110 (Todd Gurley and Tevin Coleman didn't run), typically viewed as the benchmark of a first-round pick. The brother of Steelers LB Vince Williams is a favorite of Football Outsiders scouting writer Matt Waldman. "Karlos is a former five-star recruit who played safety originally, then gradually transitioned to running back in his 2013 junior season, averaging 8.0 yards per carry (730 yards and 11 touchdowns on only 91 carries)," wrote ESPN's Aaron Schatz. "However, he disappointed a bit with only 4.6 yards per carry as a full-time running back in 2014, and has had some off-the-field issues that teams will need to consider."
Feb 28 - 8:04 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt still believes in Florida State G Tre' Jackson despite a lackluster showing at the combine.

Jackson posted a weak 40 time (5.52 seconds) and his arms measured 32 5/8 inches, an inch shorter than would be ideal. Strangely, he elected not to lift. "Jackson was a three-year starter for Florida State ... and he surely benefited from the instruction of outstanding line coach Rick Trickett," Brandt wrote. "In 2014, Jackson was not called for holding once and yielded just 1.5 sacks. When you start and play well for a team like the Seminoles, there must be something there."
Feb 28 - 7:19 PM

The Bucs are "leaning toward" linking FSU QB Jameis Winston's off-field "problems" are due to immaturity, according to the MMQB's Peter King.

"And not because he’s a bad guy," King writes. "That leads me to believe he’s the leader in the clubhouse with the draft two months away." From an NFL perspective, there is a big difference. Teams take many prospects off their boards due to questions that they think cannot be answered or fixed. It seems every outlet is linking, or even locking, Winston in at No. 1. Until something is definite, we would not count out Marcus Mariota.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 26 - 2:02 PM

When asked what he would do with the No. 1 pick, NFL Media's Mike Mayock said selecting FSU QB Jameis Winston would scare him a bit.

"I take (Winston) No. 1 from a talent perspective," Mayock begins, which we think is the most important statement. "...But I would have to do more homework off the field because... he was the face of Florida State football, and he continued to make bad decisions off the field." We are guessing Mayock will continue to vet his NFL sources in order to come up with this information, unless he meets with Winston himself. Personality and character are always iffy subjects for us to comment on through second hand perspectives.
Source: ESPN
Feb 24 - 11:28 AM

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