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Florida State returns another key player in Marvin Wilson


Syracuse v Florida State Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

In quite a surprise move defensive tackle Marvin Wilson has decided to return to Florida State for his senior season.

Wilson was expected to be near the top of most teams defensive tackle draft board but the combined efforts of head coach Mike Norvell and position coach Odell Haggins have convinced Wilson so spend one more year in the honey fried chicken haven of Tallahassee, Florida. Wilson has been out after injuring his hand and undergoing corrective surgery.

Wilson projects more as an interior pass rusher than a space eater in the NFL, which is a highly coveted role. He finished 2019 with five sacks and 44 tackles, 8.5 for a loss. However, he does have the ability to play all downs at the next level. Wilson can improve his stock by getting stronger at FSU and making sure to play with better leverage and hand work in an effort to improve his consistency.

Wilson’s return is a huge bump for the FSU defense as defensive line recruiting has been iffy in the last few years. This allows the ‘Noles to not only develop better talent without throwing them into the fire and could spell more wins with Wilson’s play and leadership.

It was a big day for FSU as wide receiver Tamorrion Terry also announced he would be returning to Florida State for the 2020 season.