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'Nole receiver Ermon Lane weighs in on FSU's cornerback battle

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When it comes to DBs, why not listen to a wideout?

Ermon Lane
Ermon Lane
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Spring football always presents plenty of questions about the football season to come, and 2016 was certainly no exception for Florida State. And while the speculation and drama surrounding a quarterback competition will always command center stage, an intriguing cornerback battle is underway on the other side of the ball in Tallahassee as well. The field corner spot seems likely to be locked down by senior Marquez White, who started there last year and played very well. The boundary corner position, however, is another story, with a pair of sophomores competing for time.

Those two second-year players, of course, are Tarvarus McFadden and Marcus Lewis, each of whom showed out at Florida State's Spring Game in Orlando. From what we saw during spring practices, McFadden appears slightly ahead, at present-- but Lewis has not shown the slightest hint of relenting, and it's important to keep in mind that, given the different personnel packages FSU will use, whichever player doesn't win the starting job will likely still see meaningful snaps.

Both McFadden and Lewis have shown to be indefatigable competitors, and naturally, the players who witness this most directly in practice are receivers. And one of those receivers, junior Ermon Lane, recently took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter: