In Florida State’s last game, a win over Syracuse, freshman running back Cam Akers had his best game as a Seminole, rushing for 199 yards and two touchdowns. It was enough to launch him into the headlines, but a week later, he’s dropped a spot on the latest FSU depth chart, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
And that’s because junior RB Jacques Patrick is back atop the depth chart following knee surgery. Akers is now listed as RB2, followed by Amir Rasul “or” Ryan Green. Another change to the offense involves Keith Gavin’s backup at one of the receiver spots, previously Tamorrion Terry. That position now belongs to Ermon Lane.
Lane, however, remains on the defensive depth as well, slotted in as the backup free safety behind Derwin James. It’s conceivable that Lane could see action on both sides of the ball— he wears No. 5, which is also the number of linebacker Dontavious Jackson, but after starting against Louisville and playing at Boston College, Jackson did not see the field against ’Cuse. Lane has not recorded a tackle since the Miami game but did have a catch in each of FSU’s last two contests.
There are no changes to the defense or special teams.