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New England Patriots pick Bryan Stork: Florida State NFL Draft 2014

Kevin C. Cox

The New England Patriots drafted Florida State center Bryan Stork with the 105th pick, in round four. He is the sixth Seminole to be picked in the 2014 NFL draft.

Out of Vero Beach (Fla.), Stork had added almost 50 lbs since high school and has started for Florida State at both center and tackle. He was a very good center for FSU on its National Championship Team, and Florida State often asked him to make extremely difficult blocks. When he pulled them off, it allowed the Florida State offense to present unique looks. In the NFL, Stork profiles as a good center for a zone-blocking team. He has battled concussions and injuries, and is extremely tough, almost never missing time, and functioned as an excellent utility man in previous years.

Here is some of his Florida State bio.

Remington Trophy Winner
Consensus All-American
All-ACC First Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team

2013: Senior consensus All-America center anchored the FSU offensive line and led the FSU offense with 40 career starts...helped lead Florida State to a 14-0 record and the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship...played every offensive snap in the 34-31 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Auburn in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif....winner of the Rimington Trophy as the top center in the of five Outland Trophy semifinalists that is given annually to the top interior lineman by the FWAA... runner-up for the ACC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy that went to line-mate Cameron Erving...named to several All-America teams and was an All-ACC First Team selection by the league's coaches and media...a valuable asset in helping FSU quarterback Jameis Winston become nation's top-rated passer and the youngest winner of the Heisman Trophy...FSU's most consistent offensive lineman had highest average grade on the team...had highest grade among offensive line in the last two regular season games - 89 percent against Duke in the ACC Championship Game and 88 percent at Florida...also led Noles with a grade of 87 percent at then-No. 3 Clemson and 95 percent against Bethune-Cookman...helped hold Pitt's Aaron Donald, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, and Clemson All-America Vic Beasley to just four tackles and one TFL combined...the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)...the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns...FSU set the ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42)...ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)...with the nation's top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards...competed in the Senior Bowl.