- Jared Shanker of ESPN wrote a great piece about how Sean Maguire and Everett Golson both appreciate their QB competition. Although many felt that Golson would enter as the starting quarterback, it seems that he and Maguire are entrenched in a battle that is far from over.
- More from ESPN as David Hale finished the top 25 ACC players countdown with the top 5. FSU's Jalen Ramsey comes in at No. 3 behind Pitt RB James Connor at No. 1 and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson at No. 2. Do you think Jalen is in the right place on the list or deserves the Nos. 1 or 2 spot?
In his college debut, Ramsey became the first FSU true freshman to start at cornerback since Deion Sanders, and while he's stylistically a much different player, his talent warrants those comparisons. Last season at safety, he was the leader of FSU's defense, and he finished with 80 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 14 passes defended -- the only Power 5 defender to hit each of those marks.
- Despite setting a new record with 29 players drafted over the last 3 years, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com's CFB 24/7 put FSU at No. 3 in his list of the top 25 college football teams with the most NFL talent.
Ramsey is a dominant defensive playmaker with the grit, athleticism and versatile skills scouts covet in the defensive backfield. He could shine at any secondary position as a pro, but scouts could view him as a rare commodity at safety. Cook, who was charged with misdemeanor battery last month, is currently suspended indefinitely. Cook and Rudolph are at least a couple of seasons away from making the jump to the NFL, but scouts already recognize their talents and have started compiling notes on the qualities they bring to the table as potential difference makers down the line. Cook's off-field issues will require scrutiny, though.
- Per Nick Coe's head coach Owen George, FSU has officially offered Coe, a 3-star 2016 DE recruit from Asheboro, NC.