Earlier today, I published a piece about Florida State’s Keith Bryant, a former premier recruit who’d recently moved from defensive tackle to defensive end following a body transformation. I mentioned how Bryant fought through a foot injury that forced him to sit out for spring practice earlier this year, but that he’s now moving well at his new home on the edge.
Unfortunately for Bryant, the Seminoles’ DE depth, and the entire ‘Nole defense, that injury has popped up again, as Head Coach Jimbo Fisher divulged during his call-in show on Wednesday night that Bryant will require another surgery that will end his 2016 season before it had a chance to begin.
Injuries never help, but FSU was already thin at the defensive end spot, and they’re now extremely green behind accomplished starters DeMarcus Walker and Josh Sweat. Jacob Pugh is slotted in behind Sweat, but then it’s true freshman Brian Burns. And with the loss of Bryant and the current injury to Adam Torres, there is also a first-year player moved up to spell Walker: Janarius Robinson.