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Joshua Kaindoh declares for NFL Draft

FSU will have to replace both starting DEs in 2021.

Samford at Florida State Tomahawk Nation

Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh announced Sunday he’ll be declaring for the 2021 NFL draft:

Kaindoh came back to FSU in 2020 after a season ending leg injury in 2019. The redshirt junior also had a leg injury earlier this season, although it kept him out of only one game. On the season, he totaled 14 tackles and three tackles for loss.

The former five-star had a career highlight during Florida State’s upset win over North Carolina. Kaindoh read a screen pass, picked off Sam Howell, and ran it back to the house for the first TD of his career. For his career, the defensive end posted 60 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

Early this fall, Mike Norvell was complimentary of the football player and man Kaindoh was becoming. He said, “Josh is an extremely intelligent young man. He’s had some hiccups, a lot of things outside of his control. Last year, you saw some flashes of his potential. I think the potential he has for his future is limitless. He’s becoming a well-rounded, dominant football player.”

Florida State will now have to replace both starting defensive ends, as Janarius Robinson also declared.

It wasn’t all bad news for FSU fans on the DE front, however, as the Seminoles earned the commitment of Georgia Bulldogs transfer Jermaine Johnson Saturday afternoon.