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ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks FSU senior C Cameron Erving as the No. 22 overall prospect on his newest Big Board.

"I now think he's a better option at center than tackle given his performance there this season," Kiper wrote. "He's really athletic and does a good job of creating the angle for the initial block and then getting to the second level, where he uses good feet to line people up in space. And yeah -- buy the versatility. We're talking about a converted D-tackle who moved to offensive tackle effectively and has also proven he can play center, and play it well. Gotta buy the upside." Erving recently accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-6, 309-pounder is Kiper's No. 1 rated center, ahead of Reese Dismukes and Hroniss Grasu.
Dec 26 - 2:10 PM

FSU freshman RB Dalvin Cook is part of an active aggravated assault investigation as a result of an event that took place in July of 2014.

Cook has been identified as an associate of two men involved in the alleged assault who reportedly waved a firearm at the victim (Cook did not). Strictly speaking about on-field production, Cook has been a difference maker for the Seminoles this season and has earned more touches in the last two months because of it. He is able to create yards on his own, something FSU lacked earlier this season. FSU plays Oregon on Jan. 1.
Dec 24 - 2:42 PM

Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher signed a contract extension that will keep him with the program through the 2022 season.

Financial terms of the pact were not released. Fisher's current contract, which he signed about one year ago, pays him about $4.1 million per season. "I appreciate that FSU believes in what we are doing and supports our goal of maintaining one of the best programs in the country," Fisher said in a statement. "It is a privilege to coach the young men in our program. It is truly a family." Fisher, who is 58-10 since replacing Bobby Bowden before the 2010 season, has sent a school-record 18 players into the NFL draft over the last two years.
Source: Fox Sports
Dec 23 - 11:51 PM

Florida State senior OG Josue Matias accepted an invitation to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

While teammate OG Tre' Jackson has received more hype throughout his career, we are bigger fans of the more reliable Matias. Like Jackson, Matias is a three-year starter. Matias was recently named second team All-ACC by the Associated Press, just as he was last season.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 23 - 11:35 PM

Florida State RG Tre' Jackson accepted an invitation to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The three-year starter at guard was recently named first team All-ACC by the Associated Press and ACC coaches. We can't see we agree. Though Jackson is a ballyhooed prospect, we were alarmed at the rate in which he allowed interior pressure to crowd Jameis Winston on passing downs this season. We've heard him described as an early-round prospect, but can't get behind the optimism.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 23 - 11:03 PM

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher is encouraged with how redshirt junior DT Nile Lawrence-Stample is coming along from a torn pectoral muscle, and there is a chance he could play against Oregon.

"I feel very comfortable with Nile," Fisher told the Orlando Sentinel. "Really developing his strength, I like his progress. He was in meetings, he’d stay involved with stuff." The FSU prospect has been able to practice with starters the past couple days, which means the Seminoles could have their DT back after missing a majority of the season. The 6-foot-1, 314-pounder has not played since suffering the tear against Clemson in September. Lawrence-Stample plays the run stuffing role for the Noles, Timmy Jernigan's old position.
Dec 23 - 3:08 PM

FSU WR Rashad Greene will attend the Senior Bowl.

Greene joins West Virginia's Kevin White and Michigan State's Tony Lippett as a few of the top receivers attending the event. We are big fans of Greene's game, as he might be the top route runner in this class both on the outside and in the slot. Many teams will likely restrict his evaluation to the slot due to size. We expect Greene to be selected on the second day.
Dec 23 - 11:54 AM

If an evaluation was solely based one talent, The MMQB's Greg A. Bedard believes FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston would "be the no-doubt No. 1 pick."

"Especially because, given his sloppy footwork and mechanics, he hasn’t come close to his ceiling yet," Bedard writes, adding it is easier to project Winston to recognize and read coverages in the NFL compared to Marcus Mariota because the FSU quarterback is already being asked to do that in college. "On the field there’s something special there," an AFC general manager told Bedard. "The problem is, can you ever trust him? Are you going to be able to sleep at night?" Few teams want to ask that question of their quarterback, although some quarterbacks with off-field questions have turned into quality investments. It is worth pointing out The AFC GM is not in need of a quarterback. Expect to hear details and conversations from NFL evaluators via media members throughout the process.
Source: The MMQB
Dec 23 - 10:25 AM

FSU senior C Cameron Erving has accepted his invitation to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

The FSU prospect played left tackle for the Seminoles for most of the season, and was asked to play center the past few games. The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Erving has responded with well with position switch. Erving recently landed at the No.1 spot for Mel Kiper's center rankings. Kiper noted last week that Erving will "go in Round 2 and stick at center, but he offers the versatility to play anywhere on the line."
Dec 22 - 3:10 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said that he's seen FSU redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston "start the right side and work 1,2,3 all the way across the field, and that’s not something you see a lot in college football anymore."

Here, here. "Obviously he’s got great size. He’s got good pocket mobility. He knows how to slide and move around within the pocket," Jeremiah said. "[Marcus] Mariota, when he gets pressure, he’s gonna take off and run, or he’s gonna bail out of the pocket, and try to make a play from outside the pocket. Winston is very, very savvy and comfortable to be able to maneuver inside the pocket, keep his eyes downfield to make throws. He’s got plenty of arm strength. The long delivery is a bit of a concern, but I think he has shortened it up a little bit this year. A lot of his interceptions are linebackers buzzing underneath routes, so he sometimes struggled to see that stuff." New York Post writer Steve Serby predicts Winston will ultimately land with the Bucs or Titans. Jeremiah's veteran colleague Gil Brandt lists one destination that might be a bad idea for a prospect who has found himself in trouble often off the field: "I’m not sure that going to the great city
Dec 21 - 6:14 PM

Three NFL scouts speaking with Bleacher Report confirmed that FSU redshirt sophomore K Roberto Aguayo would be a top-100 pick if he declares early.

"I'd give him a Round 3 grade," one said. "Kickers like that don't come around often." At this point, it seems likely that Aguayo wouldn't have to wait until Day 3 to hear his name called if he decided to opt into the draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote earlier this month that Aguayo has "a legit shot to be taken before the end of Day 2 of the draft" if he enters early.
Dec 21 - 5:10 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore Jameis Winston's attorney, David Cornwell, tweeted the QB has been cleared of charges in his conduct hearing.

"In sum, the preponderance of the evidence has not shown that you are responsible for ANY of the charged violations of the Code," the tweet read. Winston's hearing took place a few weeks ago with the conclusion expected to be announced around this time, so the timeline checks out. FSU will play Oregon on Jan. 1 in the first round of the CFB Playoff, and everything points to Jameis starting that game.
Dec 21 - 4:50 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher said he won't be surprised by whatever decision redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston makes about his future.

"Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to be one of the top two players drafted," Fisher said. "He's got to make a choice. He's got to see what he wants to do. But it would not shock me either way." The coach went on to say that he doesn't yet know what Winston will do. "We'll have the discussion here pretty soon," he said. Winston is a projected top five pick and is expected to declare for the draft after the conclusion of the season.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 20 - 11:24 PM

Jets QB Michael Vick called FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "the future of the NFL."

An interesting take indeed from a player who himself was once called the future of the NFL. "I think he's a great player," Vick said. "I look forward to watching him. I have high expectations for him. I think he, over time, has made some poor decisions. Have I been there to know exactly what happened? No. But I do know one thing: He may make some poor decisions, but he gets on that football field and he plays his ass off. Yeah, he can mature. He'll mature. I see him maturing as time goes on. Like, this year hasn't been as bad of a year as the first year was for Jameis. I think the kid will continue to improve. I think he's the future of the NFL." Winston is a projected top-five pick, and a possible target of Vick's Jets.
Source: NJ.com
Dec 20 - 5:26 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl wrote that FSU freshman RB Dalvin Cook's "emergence in the second half of the season played a huge role in the Seminoles' berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff."

"Cook is a quick and instinctive runner who runs with great tempo and has the ability to string together multiple cuts to get in and out of traffic and make defenders miss in the hole," they wrote. "He also flashes exceptional burst to run away from defenders, and brings versatility as a receiver." Karlos Williams was a huge disappointment this season, but his struggles at the very least opened the door for the Seminoles' next intriguing running back talent. Cook has the look of a future pro.
Dec 19 - 10:00 PM


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