After the 2016 NFL Draft that saw a pair of 'Noles taken, many other former FSU players were quickly scooped up via free agency, and you can read about them here. And following his exceptional senior season, we knew that punter Cason Beatty would get his turn as well. I began writing about it last year, as you can plainly see.
The time for that turn has come. And as chance would have it, his opportunity will occur side-by-side with a fellow Florida State specialist. The Bucs traded up to select former Seminole kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. And who was Aguayo's holder during his illustrious FSU career? One Cason Beatty.
Beyond that, Beatty had a standout senior season, in which he posted the highest yards-per-punt average in the Atlantic Coast Conference, at 45.18 YPP. And he seemed to come up biggest when it mattered most, drilling several long punts when the Seminoles were pinned deep in their own territory and really needed them.
Now Beatty, who had a very impressive FSU Pro Day, has a chance at proving what he can do at the next level.