The 2016 NFL Draft has come to a close, and the Florida State Seminoles had a pair of players drafted, each of whom was a consensus All-American while at FSU. Defensive back Jalen Ramsey was taken fifth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, which helped the Seminoles match a powerhouse program, and kicker Roberto Aguayo was selected in the second round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, amid some controversy.
Several other 'Noles did not hear their names called, but their NFL dreams are still quite alive, via free agency. Actually, when it comes to the end of the draft, ceremony aside, it's probably better for players to go undrafted. That way, when teams come calling after, players have their choice. That gives them the ability to evaluate which system they're best suited to, the existing roster they'd be attempting to make, the city in which they'd want to live, etc.
These signings will begin at any time, so make sure to check back here, as this piece will be updated as information is made available. The Seminoles who could still sign include Nile Lawrence-Stample, Terrance Smith, Giorgio Newberry, Lamarcus Brutus, Reggie Northrup, and Cason Beatty, among others, but we'll include any 'Nole UDFA signing below.
LB Terrance Smith:
According to Bob Ferrante of Noles247, Smith has signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs. Our profile of Smith is right here.
DB Javien Elliott:
It looks like Elliott is going to get a shot in the Steel City:
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 1, 2016
S Lamarcus Brutus:
Brutus (whose profile you can check out here) appears headed for Nashville:
Per @TCHS_TitanFBall coach Irvin Jones, #FSU DB Lamarcus Brutus is signing with the #Titans. @Beebo42 #TCPrepZone— Jon Santucci (@JonSantucci) May 1, 2016
Time to go to work!! @Titans— Lamarcus Brutus (@Beebo42) May 1, 2016
LB Reggie Northrup:
Northrup will have a chance with the rival of his childhood team.
Reggie Northrup to the #Redskins per the player. Visited the team a couple weeks ago. Grew up a #Cowboys fan.— Emmanual Benton (@Manny_PPI) May 1, 2016
DE Giorgio Newberry:
And another 'Nole (click here for his profile) is drawing attention from Pittsburgh:
The Steelers have signed 10 undrafted free agents Saturday night. https://t.co/hB1MY7q345 pic.twitter.com/Bxx11DbHss— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 1, 2016
DT Nile Lawrence-Stample:
The shores of Lake Erie will welcome this FSU defensive lineman, whom we profiled here:
S/o to @NileLawrence on signing with the Browns!! pic.twitter.com/GEYWdzgL9s— Coach Segaloff (@CoachSegaloff) May 1, 2016