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Just How Historically Significant Can This FSU Run Be? From an NFL Point of View.....

In 2010, when Jimbo Fisher took over the FSU program after a disappointing 7-6 season, it was clear that the Seminole team he had inherited was hindered with flaws and talent holes that would take years of elite recruiting cycles and rebuilding to fix. After going 9-4 in 2011, and defeating Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl, doubt still remained in many Noles fans' minds about whether the blueprint was playing out how Fisher had imagined it would. Well that doubt can be put to rest as the undefeated, #2 FSU Seminoles look to finish the season dominating teams week by week on both the scoreboard and field of play. Yet, amidst all the National Title and Jameis Winston hype, the scope of this run has been overlooked. Florida State had a team record 11 players (3 first rounders) drafted in the 2013 NFL draft........and the team got better, with the potential of every current starter (other then Abrams) getting drafted. This Florida State run should be fairly compared to some of college football's most historically significant streaks of wins and drafted players since the turn of the century. From 2001-2003, The University of Miami had a total of 24 players drafted. Those Miami teams were recognized as having some of the most NFL-rich talent in college football history, and appeared in 2 national titles, winning one in 2001. From 2004-2006, USC had a total of 20 players drafted. Lastly, Nick Saban's recent Alabama squads have sent their fair share of players to the NFL draft. From 2011-2013, the University of Alabama had 22 players drafted. Florida State has reached the mid-way point in year one. Ultimately, this Florida State team, coach, and program have a chance to make history relative to other significant programs in the past 2 decades. FSU will leave a deep and significant footprint in the NFL for years to come, which is the primary reason you're seeing this team, week in and week out, obliterate the opponent, whether it's #3 Clemson at night, on the road or NC State at home. It starts with recruiting and it starts with Jimbo Fisher. These top recruiting classes from 2010 and beyond are starting to pay dividends and, as fans, all of you should enjoy the success of the players and team. Let's just say Sunday's are going to be a lot more fun to watch in the near future.

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