Florida State's Xavier Rhodes embraces hard knocks while learning cornerback position

"He's extremely physical," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "I mean, he's a physical guy. He hits you like a linebacker. Some of the best hits we had in our preseason scrimmages were by him." "I just like running into people," Rhodes added. "I joke with him that he hits us harder than he hits the other team," redshirt junior receiver Bert Reed said. "We always knew Xavier was a great player," junior linebacker Nigel Bradham added. "He's got the size and speed to do anything he wants. We just see him as a beast out there."