It’s here. The 2018 NFL Draft begins tonight and several Florida State Seminoles will hear their names called over the course of the weekend as they fulfill a lifelong dream.
3⃣4⃣consecutive drafts with a Seminole selected— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 23, 2018
1️⃣8⃣9️⃣ #Noles selected in those 34 years
3⃣9⃣ of the 189 selections were 1st Round picks
The story continues Thursday night. #NFLdraft pic.twitter.com/cMvkZrZ422
The highest touted prospect out of FSU — Derwin James — was with another standout Seminole DB at FSU, Jalen Ramsey. Check out the two walking around #DBU below.
Back on Campus @FloridaState, @jalenramsey and @derwinjames6 are hanging out. #DoSomething | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/CU4061G5QK— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 26, 2018
Ramsey will also be accompanying James at the Draft tonight.
Derwin James telling us that @jalenramsey is coming to the #NFLDraft2018 to support him. #Jaguars @FSUFootball @Jaguars— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) April 25, 2018
Looking ahead to the 2018 schedule for FSU, Notre Dame will be without defensive end Jay Hayes next season.
BREAKING: Former #NotreDame defensive end Jay Hayes tells @247Sports he will graduate transfer to #Georgia for his final season.— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) April 25, 2018
"I want to play in the SEC. Georgia, here I come."
Story: https://t.co/ED9HyEJXUc via @Dawgs247 @JayHayesNY pic.twitter.com/92qCGACZx5
FSU head coach Willie Taggart mentioned that he will be featuring multiple running backs at the same time in the new offense. A stark contrast to the previous coaching staff at Florida State.
Taggart says #FSU will play multiple running backs at the same time. Says they’re some of his best offensive players and he hates seeing his best players on the sideline with him.— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) April 26, 2018
Speaking of that previous coaching staff... Checking in on College Station:
Jimbo Fisher: ‘Our players are starting to grasp how we want to practice.’ He added that he’s informed his players they’re now part of a dictatorship.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) April 25, 2018
Unrated wide receiver Tyrese Cooper from Miami (FL) Norland High School picked up an offer from FSU yesterday. His only other offer is from nearby Florida Atlantic University, but the 2019 prospect is lightning quick and runs the 100, 200, and 400 meter dash for his high school track team.
Blessed to receive a(n) offer from Florida state university pic.twitter.com/T8niWgngUw— DSBG ✨➰™ (@starlife_smoke) April 25, 2018
Henry Gray, a four-star 2020 cornerback from Miami (FL) Central High, was offered by FSU. The no. 12 corner in the nation is currently committed to Miami and has been offered by UCF, Arkansas, and now FSU since committing in late March.
Blessed to receive my 16th offer from THE Florida State University #Tribe20 @1coachwhite @Andrew_Ivins @CoachDgip @paragon52 @ChadSimmons_ @Th3LAB_ @SabbathJoseph @sfecoach @JerryRecruiting @Corey_Bender @ZachBlostein247 @Noles247 @larryblustein @HarlonBarnett pic.twitter.com/LFmiGK1MDv— Henry Gray (@D1bound_zay2121) April 26, 2018
Four-star 2019 strong-side defensive end Derick Hunter of Fort Meyers (FL) Dunbar narrowed his 41 offers down to a top eight and FSU is among the finalists. UM and Clemson are the only other ACC schools in play for Hunter.
Gotta do what’s best for me and my family wish you was here to celebrate with me momma #happybirthday @SWiltfong247 @HamiltonESPN @TomVH @foymeetsworld @Rivals_Singer @RivalsWoody @Andrew_Ivins @Blake_Alderman pic.twitter.com/gGhraVnUUa— Rambo hunter. jr (@hunterderick31) April 25, 2018
Former FSU standout running back Dalvin Cook is making progress in the offseason for the Minnesota Vikings as he recovers from an ACL tear suffered in his rookie season.
Another welcome sight for #Vikings fans - @dalvincook working out with the team. He was the Vikings picked by the Vikings in the 2nd round last year, but was sidelined after a torn ACL early in the season. pic.twitter.com/tf0C2vfjNV— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) April 24, 2018
On the first day of the 2018 NFL Draft, here’s a random stat on the ’Noles success in the 2013 and 2015 drafts.
The #Noles hold the ACC record for most draft picks in a single year with 11 selected in 2013 and 2015.#DoSomething | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/g9OEhX1cYC— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 25, 2018
The latest Baseball America Projected Field of 64 has FSU (29-13) hosting as a no. 15 seed.
The latest @BaseballAmerica Projected Field of 64 https://t.co/sxsM7llLFA— Teddy Cahill (@tedcahill) April 25, 2018
The Seminoles will be missing starting pitcher Cole Sands for this weekend’s series against Miami. Mike Martin can become the winningest coach in the history of college baseball with a sweep of the Hurricanes.
Hearing Cole Sands probably won't be in the rotation this weekend against UM, but could be available in relief Sunday. Should be back in the rotation at Clemson if all continues well in recovery from bicep tendonitis.— Jim Henry (@JimHenryTALLY) April 26, 2018