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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
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
28 days ago  |  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...
Via College Football Zealots
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...
Via Noled Out
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...
Via Fox Sports South
May 21, 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...
Via Fox Sports South
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons add Florida State RB Devonta Freeman in Round Four

With the third pick of the final day of the 2014 draft, the Falcons added some running back depth, selecting Florida State’s Devonta Freeman No. 103 overall on Saturday. Freeman (5-8, 206) rushed for 1,016 yards and 14 touchdowns on 173 carries for the national-champion Seminoles in 2013. In Atlanta, he seems likely to be no worse than No. 3 on the depth chart behind Steven Jackson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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...
Via Noled Out
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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

Titans eyeing Jeremy Hill, Devonta Freeman and Terrance West to replace Chris Johnson

The Tennessee Titans made their peace with Chris Johnson this offseason and cut ties with him. The reasoning behind this was not only his dips in production over the years but also the fact that they’ve been eyeing some of the rookie running backs entering the NFL this year. Three of those backs are Florida State’s Devonta Freeman, Towson’s Terrance West and LSU’s Jeremy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 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...
Via Steelers Depot
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Review: Running Back

Devonta Freeman and James Wilder left early for the NFL draft, but Florida State still returns plenty of talent at the running back position. The 'Noles have seemingly upgraded the position each year over the previous five years, will that trend continue?
Via floridastate.scout.com
April 15, 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

Devonta Freeman Scouting Report

Devonta Freeman RB Florida State #8 Ht: 5’8″ Wt: 206 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: It’s tough to see Devonta Freeman emerging as a starter in the NFL because he simply lacks the power to run between the tackles consistently. But his vision...
Via DraftAce
March 20, 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...
Via Steelers Depot
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU looking to evaluate members of revamped backfield in spring

FSU is looking to replace significant contributors to one of the most productive offenses in the history of college football. The Seminoles scored 723 points, an all-time record, during their 2013 championship season. FSU has plenty of firepower returning: QB Jameis Winston looks to repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner and will have proven weapons around him like WR Rashad Greene...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 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

NFL Draft big board top 100 prospects

Here is the College Football Universe 2014 NFL Draft Big Board. There are over 100 players graded with their listed height, weight, and school along with a further breakdown of the top 100 players' pros, cons, and draft-round grade stock. There are a record 98 underclassmen players who have eligibility to enter the draft.  Factors considered when grading players:Speed, quickness...
Via College Football Universe
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles take biggest hit at wide receiver following title run

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State would love to have defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin back. Or running backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder. But it could have been much, much worse. Florida State had about a dozen players weighing the option of returning for their senior season or going to the NFL. While the Seminoles will miss the four players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FSU RB Devonta Freeman To Enter NFL Draft

Florida State was bound to lose some guys to early entry into the NFL Draft and we got another one. According to Mike Silver, running back Devonta Freeman will enter the NFL Draft: I'm told Florida State running back Devonta Freeman will declare for the NFL draft on Monday — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 11, 2014 Freeman ran for 1,016 yards and 15 TDs despite splitting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State 34, Auburn 31: Takeaways & observations

PASADENA, Calif. -- Florida State players were more happy that they won the national title, but three of them also celebrated 1,000-yard seasons Monday night. Running back Devonta Freeman had 73 rushing yards to give him 1,016 in his junior season. He is Florida State's first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996. Freeman is just the eighth 1,000-yard rusher in school...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State beats Auburn to win BCS title

Jameis Winston connected with Kelvin Benjamin for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night. Winston went 6 for 7 for 77 yards on the game-winning 80-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on Auburn’s Chris Davis gave the Seminoles a first-and-goal at the 2 and...
Via Sports-Glory
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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