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Florida State football, recruiting news: FSU tops FPI projected offense list for 2016

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Football:

Florida State football topped the ESPN FPI list for projected offenses next season.

Predicted offensive EPA per game: plus-15.6

Returning starters: 11 (including QB)

2015 offensive efficiency rank: 22nd

Florida State returns all 11 offensive starters to a unit that has ranked in the top 25 in efficiency each of the last four years. Dalvin Cook is the most explosive running back in the nation; he led the FBS with 22 rushes of 20-plus yards in 2015. The receiving corps is deep, with second-team All-ACC selections Travis Rudolph and Kermit Whitfield returning. Adding to their depth, the Seminoles have signed a top-three recruiting class in each of the last three seasons. The only outstanding question is whether QB Sean Maguire, who sat out the spring recovering from a broken ankle, can hold off redshirt freshman Deondre Francois for the starting spot and perform at a level needed for the Seminoles to return to the College Football Playoff.

Even though they lead that list, ESPN believes that they may miss the 2016 College Football Playoffs.

Recruiting:

-2018 four-star receiver Justyn Ross from Phenix City (Al.) was given an offer from FSU yesterday. He currently has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi State an Missouri.

NFL:

- Buffalo Bills CB Ronald Darby was the youngest member of Pro Football Focus' top 101 player list for 2016. You can view the full list here.