How many 'Noles will be selected in the first round? Will FSU set a school record for total number of draft selections? Those answers and more when the NFL's annual selection process kicks off Thursday night.
Florida State lost a handful of NFL talent on the defensive line this off-season but the 'Noles boast a roster full of potential stars ready to step up in their absence.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: early enrollee DeMarcus Walker.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, get a glimpse of each member of FSU's 2013 signing class. Up next: junior-college defensive end Desmond Hollin.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor breaks down FSU's returning defensive players and looks at the 'Noles' needs on the defensive line, at linebacker and in the secondary heading into National Signing Day 2013.
2012: Played in all 14 games predominantly as a member of multiple special teams units as well as a defensive end..posted 13 tackles, including 10 solo tackles...posted a season high three tackles against Murray State...had a streak of five consecutive game with a tackle by pulling down a ball carrier against Boston College, Miami, Duke, Virginia Tech and Maryland...recovered two fumbles, one on defense against Savannah State and another on kickoff coverage against Maryland.
2011: Redshirt junior reserve who played a prominent role on multiple Seminole special teams units and served as the fifth defensive end in the rotation...posted a single-season career-high with 13 tackles...set a new single-season best with four tackles against NC State...had three stops against Charleston Southern.... received one of three special teams most valuable player awards at the team's annual banquet
2010: Played in nine games mostly on special teams but saw some spot duty on the defensive line...made significant strides during spring practice emerging from spring practice as the back-up to starting senior left end Markus White...capped his spring with a sack in the Garnet & Gold game.
2009: Played in all 13 games in his first season of action...the majority of his playing time came on special teams, but he impressed in limited action at defensive end...managed just two tackles, but one of those was a tackle for loss against West Virginia star tailback Noel Devine in FSU's Gator Bowl victory.
2008: Recorded a half-sack in opener against Western Carolina and played against Chattanooga in the second game before sitting out the rest of his true freshman season with an injury which earned him a medical redshirt.
PERSONAL: Talented multi-sport athlete at Crescent City High School, which produced former Seminole fan favorite, fullback Pooh Bear Williams...FSWA 2B first-team All-State selection at defensive end...earned a three-star ranking as a prospect...a multi-sport athlete in high school who did not play his first full season of football until 2006...recorded 56 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior to help his team to a 10-0 regular season record...starting center on basketball team and two-time state high jump finalist with a personal-best leap of 6-foot-8...chose FSU over 17 FBS offers, including South Carolina, Tennessee, NC State, Virginia Tech and Arizona State, among others...born March 5, 1989.