Ronald Darby will leave Florida State for the NFL, according to a report from Yahoo!'s Rand Getlin.
Darby is the second cornerback leaving FSU early as PJ Williams announced he would be leaving as well. The 5’11 190 pound cornerback started all 14 games, and had 43 tackles and broke up four passes this season. Darby, like Goldman, also left the ACC Championship game with an injury, but recovered and played in the Rose Bowl vs Oregon recording 6 tackles.
As a freshman in 2012, Darby was named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, when he broke up eight passes. Darby continued to improve in 2013 season in which he intercepted two passes and broke up four more while being a vital cog in the National Championship team. The former five star recruit out of Potomac High School has been a presence in the FSU backfield all three years he has been here.
Scouts say that Darby has the speed and athleticism to run with his receivers, which he will be able to use to keep up with future NFL receivers. Darby is projected to go in round 2 or 3 in the 2015 NFL Draft.