Freeman survives tough upbringing to emerge as Falcons star

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devonta Freeman stops by his locker, but not for long. He hurriedly pulls on his No. 24 jersey, then hustles off to the weight room to get in a few more lifts before practice. For Freeman, there's always a little more that can be done. As the tattoo on his left arm says, ''Failure Is Not An Option.'' ''Nothing was ever given to me,'' Freeman said Tuesday...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Between FSU and Miami Starts with Recruiting

The game on Saturday isn’t just for the players currently on the teams. At last count, there were 34 recruits from across the country who confirmed that they would be in Tallahassee for the annual rivalry match-up between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles. A large majority are the homegrown talent from the state of Florida, whose teams are constantly battling for...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Players That Will be the Most Improved in 2015

There exists a handful of young players on the Atlanta Falcons roster that possess enough talent to make a positive impact on gameday. For a multitude of reasons—for example, being improperly utilized by a coaching staff—these young players have yet to breakout as stars in Atlanta.However, I believe that 2015 will be the year running back Devonta Freeman, cornerback Robert Alford...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Sophomore Breakout Candidates

View image | While there were many star rookies in the 2014 rookie class, there were also a handful of disappointments. This article covers rookies that we had had high hopes for but who didn’t live up to the billing. However, these guys could excel in their sophomore campaigns. Whether it was due to circumstance, injury or they just weren’t ready, these players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU’s Junior Day Lands Two More Top 2016 Recruits

Coinciding with the NFL Combine was Junior Day 2015 — a day when FSU’s top targets for the upcoming season visit the campus and see if they can imagine themselves in a Seminoles’ uniform. 27 recruits from the class of 2016 visited on Saturday, with three of those already being committed to FSU. A number of those received offers from FSU on their visits. Keir Thomas was the...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Team Offense Leads Falcons Over Jaguars

If the Atlanta Falcons were wondering how their running game would work behind the returning legs of Steven Jackson, those thoughts were calmed with the work of both Antone Smith and Devonta Freeman on Thursday night. Both former FSU Seminoles showcased speed and talent against the Jacksonville Jaguars, so should Jackson still have issues with a hamstring injury that has kept him...
Via Football Nation
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons: Three observations from 'Hard Knocks' Episode 2

Tuesday's second installment of HBO's "Hard Knocks" was much different than the season premier. Sure there was fighting, but less. Yes, there was cursing, but the expletives were fewer in frequency, which means instead of every other word, it was seemingly every third word. Also still in the show--hard work, and tons of physical torture. But the players and coaches were shown during...
Via Fox Sports South
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect: Devonta Freeman

Over the last few years, the Atlanta Falcons have featured one of the most pass happy offenses in the NFL. It’s easy to see why offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter would abandon the run, with quarterback Matt Ryan, and wide receiver duo Roddy White and Julio Jones. The hope is that Devonta Freeman, a 4th round selection from Florida State, can be the perfect complement to incumbent...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

For better or worse: Florida State Seminoles

In 2013, Florida State finally broke through and won their first National Championship since 1999. In reality there wasn’t a long time between championships but recent Florida State teams had underachieved. Last years team did anything but underachieve. 2015 BSC championship odds favor Florida State, but will they be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre-season Position Breakdown: Running Back

The 2013 BCS National Champions will be getting their 2014 campaign underway in Dallas on August 30th. After winning its first national championship in 14 years last season, Florida State looks to have a very good shot at defending its title. Though quarterback Jameis Winston will garner most of the attention, FSU looks to be solid from top to bottom as Noled Out continues its position...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Freeman off to quick start at rookie mini-camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- For a rookie entering his first NFL season, it's understandable to confuse your head coach with a deity -- or, at least, to mention them in the same breath. After all, an NFL head coach can sometimes seem to wield omniscient powers for those in his charge. That's what Falcons' fourth-round pick Devonta Freeman did on Saturday, the second day of rookie mini...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles Total Seven Picks in NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL Draft has come and passed. When all was said and done, seven different Florida State players were selected over the draft’s seven rounds. While the seven draftees were far more than most schools could hope for, it was actually fewer than expected for Florida State. After wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin went to Carolina in the first round, three former FSU defensive stars...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons draft Florida State RB Freeman, Notre Dame LB Shembo

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons hope Florida State's Devonta Freeman can help revive the NFL's worst rushing attack. And they believe that Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo and Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill bring depth to a position that's been hurt by injuries to Sean Weatherspoon the last two years. Atlanta drafted Freeman with the third pick of the fourth round...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Atlanta draft their future running back in Devonta Freeman?

With the 103rd pick in the NFL Draft the Falcons selected Devonta Freeman, running back from Florida State. Welcome the newest member of the Falcons backfield with a shout out to @V8Freeman. Great to have you in the Falcons Family! #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) May 10, 2014 The 5’9’’ 209 pound back was a part of a running back by committee approach, however...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Noles on Draft Night 2014 -Rounds 2-4

After Florida State finished 12-2 and watched 11 former players get selected in the 2013 NFL Draft last April — more than any other college that night — many wondered how the ‘Noles would replace so many talented players and whether a rebuilding year was inevitable. Fortunately for Seminole Nation, the ‘Noles reloaded. Jimbo Fisher’s first recruiting class as head coach...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Devonta Freeman scouting report

College: Florida State Position: Running Back Height: 5’8″ Weight: 206 2013 College Statistics: 173 attempts, 1,016 yards, 14 touchdowns, 15 receptions, 111 yards. Devonta Freeman is one of the very interesting running back prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has been turning some heads recently. His stock has been all over the place throughout the draft process, but it appears...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Devonta Freeman scouting report

College: Florida State Position: Running Back Height: 5’8″ Weight: 206 2013 College Statistics: 173 attempts, 1,016 yards, 14 touchdowns, 15 receptions, 111 yards. Devonta Freeman is one of the very interesting running back prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has been turning some heads recently. His stock has been all over the place throughout the draft process, but it appears...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Florida State RB Devonta Freeman

Good friend Dave-Te' Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. While he hasn't been brought in for a […] Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Florida State RB Devonta Freeman...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Seminoles reveal new uniforms

Florida State University unveiled their refined Seminole Head logo that has been approved by Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie. “We unveil today the state-of-the-art uniforms and the look that is the future of Florida State Athletics,” said FSU Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox. “Florida State will now be the only Nike team, college or professional, wearing...
Via Sports-Glory
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Running Backs, Draft Supply and Demand and Why No First Rounders Doesn’t Imply Poor Talent

Supply and demand. That’s really all draft “value” is in terms of how teams finalize their boards and determine which prospects and positions they’ll take throughout the draft. Quarterbacks are always a strong example: Every year, there are few in supply that teams value as potential long-term starters, and therefore, their demand is high on draft day, even if that means...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: FSU Pro Day 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large presence at the Florida State Pro Day on Tuesday and their school media always does a great job of covering it. Below are two videos shot during the day and they include a few interviews with several draft hopeful players. You will also see a shot or two of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in them as well. In case you missed it, Tomlin, Kevin Colbert...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Had Tuesday Meeting With FSU Draft Prospects WR Kelvin Benjamin And RB Devonta Freeman

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of representation at the Tuesday Florida State Pro Day and they reportedly spend a lot of time with two offensive players while there. According to FSU running back Devonta Freeman, he and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a great business meeting/dinner with Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New enrollees boost FSU program, future looks solid

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coaches had a feeling that they could lose Devonta Freeman or James Wilder after the national championship game. As it turned out, both opted to enter the NFL draft. Florida State retains just one tailback with any significant college experience in Karlos Williams, who converted from safety in September and ran for 730 yards and 11 touchdowns. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TOP 10 Running Backs in the 2014 NFL Draft: Should the Minnesota Vikings take one?

The Minnesota Vikings have the best running back in the NFL. But, he is aging so it might be smart for the team to start looking into getting a replacement. today looks at the top 10 running backs in the upcoming draft. Could the Vikings find Adrian Peterson’s heir apparent? Not in the first round unless they make a trade, but even then it will likely be a bit of a...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top ten prospects – RB: Carlos Hyde and De’Anthony Thomas bookend the list

As we all know, as of early this season, Trent Richardson is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns franchise (Thank God). While it was a great move in the long run for the Cleveland Browns franchise, it does leave a gaping hole at the running back position that no amount of Wills McGahee or Edwin Baker can ever fill. So, with that being, here are the top 10 running backs that...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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