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2018 Florida State Seminoles prospect primer

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2018 Florida State Seminoles prospect primer

Below are notable Florida State Seminoles players eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft.  The Florida State program is a favorite for the ACC and a potential National Championship playoff contender if they perform to their talent level.


OCT 15 Wake Forest at Florida State

Quarterback Deondre Francois – 6020, 205 – Redshirt Sophomore

Francois is tough as hell and withstood an alarming pounding in 2016 to lead the Seminoles to ten wins on the season. His early film suggests he’s a potential early draft selection; as he shows a good sense of timing and ball placement.

Wide Receiver Auden Tate – 6050, 225 – Junior

Tate is a big bodied receiver who is still waiting to reach his potential in terms of usage. He has a tremendous catch radius and shows impressive ability to contort to finish contested catches.

Tight End Ryan Izzo – 6050, 245 – Junior


Defensive End Josh Sweat – 6050, 250 – Junior

Sweat is one of the leaders of the team who will look to help replace the sack production of Demarcus Walker. Sweat is an athletic rusher who should take advantage of one on one reps to be a production leader in disruptive plays.

Defensive Tackle Derrick Nnadi – 6010, 312 – Senior

Nnadi is a stocky, leverage oriented defender. His strength and ability to hold ground against blockers holds value in both pass situations and as a run defender. Surprisingly nimble for his frame.

Cornerback Tavarus McFadden – 6020, 198 – Junior

Long, lean and with an impressive resume to boot. McFadden was an All-American in 2016 and finished the year with 8 interceptions. His length at the catch point poses problems for receivers down the field.

Safety Derwin James – 6030, 211 – Redshirt Sophomore

Florida State will be happy to welcome James back into the fray after he missed most of 2016 with injury. He’s a dynamic playmaker with special movement skills for his size; a potential target for teams in the top half of the first round if he returns to 2015 form.

Kyle Crabbs

Kyle Crabbs is the founder/Director of Scouting of NDT Scouting Services, a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the lead NFL Draft analyst for the FanRag Sports Network.

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