Florida State defensive backs ready to shine again

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Florida State defensive backfield has dubbed itself the ''The No Fly Zone'' after finishing 2013 as the No. 1 pass defense in the country and setting a school record with 26 interceptions. The top-ranked Seminoles will have the opportunity to live up to the moniker when they face Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas on Saturday. The Cowboys...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacement defensive unit looking impressive for FSU in preseason

The Florida State Seminoles lost four starters from last year's No. 1 ranked scoring defense. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, linebackers Telvin Smith and Christian Jones and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan all left for the NFL. The defense was arguably hit the hardest by Jernigan's departure. The team leader in tackles for loss (11.0) and second in sacks (4.5), he demanded...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seminoles’ Defensive Storylines for 2014

As the 2014 season nears, Florida State looks to become just the fourth team to win consecutive national championships in the last 30 years. FSU enters the season ranked #1 in the coaches poll and on a 16-game winning streak — the longest in the nation. With a match-up with Oklahoma State in Dallas just over three weeks away, here are the story lines that will surround the Florida...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pre-season Position Breakdown: Secondary

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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August 02, 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

The Five Most Underrated Seminoles

After 14 years, Florida State returned to the top of college football in 2014, finishing as national champions with a perfect 14-0 record. As is the case with most national championship teams, Florida State had no shortage of star power. Quarterback Jameis Winston, center Bryan Stork and kicker Roberto Aguayo all won major awards while cornerback Lamarcus Joyner and defensive tackle...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams beef up competition for cornerback and safety positions

ST. LOUIS -- If there was any doubt that the Rams needed to address their secondary following last season's 7-9 campaign, they showed how important that area of their defense was during the draft. St. Louis had 11 picks in the seven-round draft and used four on defensive backs. "We had significant needs in the secondary," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "Obviously...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU draft roundup: Fewer picks than 2013, but starting potential exists

Florida State's 2014 draft class was seven, far fewer than the 11 from last year. But of the Seminoles that were chosen, most have a very good chance to start as rookies and could provide immediate dividends. Kelvin Benjamin landed with Carolina, which was in desperate need of a No. 1 receiver. Benjamin is very much a work in progress but has tremendous upside. The Rams drafted...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Seminoles Go On Second Day of Draft

After wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin became the 40th Florida State player ever to be taken in the first round and the first FSU receiver in 12 years, three different Seminoles heard their names called on Friday as the 2014 NFL Draft resumed. Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan was thought to be the second Seminole to go, but to the surprise of many, cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was selected...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joyner and Mason too good to pass up for the Rams

ST. LOUIS -- The Rams weren't kidding. They've been pledging their allegiance to quarterback Sam Bradford for months and general manager Les Snead has been telling anyone willing to listen since last season ended that he believed in their group of young and still mostly unproven wide receivers. But there was plenty of reason not to believe those claims. Bradford's career...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams take Auburn RB Mason

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have added to their young stable of running backs, taking Auburn's Tre' Mason in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night. Mason, 5-foot-8 and 207 pounds, rushed for 195 yards in the national championship game loss to Florida State. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection running behind tackle Greg Robinson, who the...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five fast facts about the newest St. Louis Ram, Lamarcus Joyner

The St. Louis Rams made their second-round selection on Friday night, taking Lamarcus Joyner out of Florida State. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Rams. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the defensive back: 1. Joyner measures just 5’8, 184 pounds but is known as one of the hardest hitting secondary prospects...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams trade up, draft CB Joyner in second round

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams traded up three spots in the second round with Buffalo and took Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner with the 41st overall pick of the draft on Friday night. The 5-foot-8, 184-pound Joyner was an All-American and fills one of the team's pre-draft needs. He started every game his last three seasons and was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Second Round Grades: St. Louis Rams

Selection: Lamarcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida StateThe Rams jumped up a few picks here and most likely sent some late round picks to Buffalo in the process. Once that comes out the grade might change a bit. However, assuming they didn't give up too much, this is a great pick. The Rams really needed another piece in the defensive backfield. Joyner looks to be able to contribute at...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Twitter reactions to the St. Louis Rams’ second round draft pick, Lamarcus Joyner

General manager Les Snead could only stand pat for so long this draft before reverting to his usual wheeling-and-dealing self. Snead traded the Rams’ no. 44 overall pick and no. 153 overall pick to the Bills for the right to move up to no. 41. The Rams used the pick to select Florida State cornerback/safety Lamarcus Joyner. Here is some instant reaction from the Twitterverse. …...
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May 09, 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

Five potential selections for the Colts in the third round of the draft

The Colts have a league low five picks in the 2014 draft. Thanks in part to the Trent Richardson trade, and a few other moves in the past, but that does not mean the Colts cannot find some hidden gems in this years draft. One that is back loaded with talent and depth at several positions. The third round has favored the Colts in years past, especially in 2012 where TY Hilton and...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Potential Draft Scenario

Streeter Locka/Getty Images North America Nate Rapach Jacksonville Jaguars Writer Scenario Round 1, pick 3:  WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson) Round 2, pick 39: CB/S LaMarcus Joyner (Florida State) Round 3, pick 70: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) Round 4, pick 105: OLB Adrian Hubbard (Alabama) Round 4, pick 114: DT DaQuan Jones (Penn State) Round 5, pick 144: RB Storm Johnson (UCF...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarcus Joyner Scouting Report

Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State #20 Ht: 5’8″ Wt: 184 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. Size/Athleticism: Undersized but plays bigger. Does not shy away from contact and will dive right into the mix at the line of scrimmage. A hard hitter who can knock the...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Olly Dawes’ Colts Mock Draft

CA draft guru Olly Dawes returns with a full Colts mock draft. 2nd Round – Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State I was torn between Brooks and his FSU team mate Lamarcus Joyner here – in the end, I went with the more natural fit at safety in Brooks rather than the versatility of Joyner. Brooks is a centre field safety who has shown excellent instincts in coverage. His range allows...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts 7 Round Mock Draft

After free agency, there are still obvious holes in the Colts' current roster, the biggest of these holes being the safety position. While the front office speaks highly of players like Delano Howell and Sergio Brown, it would be wise for the Colts to invest in another option. Other team needs include, center, cornerback, outside linebacker, nose tackle, and offensive line depth...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Nickel Corner Targets

The 49ers will not have Carlos Rogers, last year’s primary nickel corner for the 2014 season. They have kicked the tires on a few players such as Walter Thurmond III as possible free agent options to fill the void. In the end, they settled on Chris Cook but that still leaves them without a true corner to cover slot receivers. The 49ers will be really be in the market for a nickel...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles 2014 Draft Prospect: Florida State Safety Lamarcus Joyner

Big people beat up little people. We’ve all heard Chip Kelly’s take on the type of players he likes. He prefers players with larger frames. We saw Seattle’s defense carry their team to a Super Bowl this year, anchored by their big-bodied secondary. In general, I must agree that big people beat up little people. However, there are exceptions to every rule. Enter Florida State...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Day: Florida State’s Proving Grounds

James Wilder Jr. (32) is one of the Seminoles that needs to have a successful Pro Day to achieve NFL dreams. (via Florida Sate may have redefined just how a team achieves success with its last season. Even Alabama has a hard time making an argument on how dominant this team was. Is it enough to have a team that boasted not only an undefeated, 13-0 season, won the Atlantic...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamarcus Joyner's draft stock rising after senior season

Lamarcus Joyner already understood the value of returning for his senior season. He was able to be a leader and help Florida State win a national title. And now he's seeing his draft stock rise, too. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he considers Joyner the No. 3 safety in the draft and sees him as a late pick in the first round. Mayock compares Joyner to former LSU...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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