Guest Blogger: Tomahawk Nation

This is a similar setup to last year. Florida State enters the game undefeated and among the nation's top ranked teams. We know the big names. We know what to expect. But things are not always that simple. FSU has not rolled over opponents this year. Winston is not the center of college football and their defense is not suffocating like last year's unit. To get a better feel for...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Antonio Cromartie

For a second week in a row, the top Professio”Nole” athlete comes on the NFL gridiron. After rookie linebacker Telvin Smith earned the honor last week, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of October 20th through the 26th goes to one of the more veteran Seminoles playing in the NFL. After not recording an interception in the first six weeks of the 2014 season...
Via Noled Out
October 27, 2014  |  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 weekly...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Potential Concerns for FSU in 2014

Florida State is coming off arguably its best season ever as the Seminoles finished 14-0, scored more points than any school in FBS history, allowed the fewest points in the nation and won their third national championship. With a slew of talent coming back including reigning Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, big things are once again expected of Florida State....
Via Noled Out
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre-season Position Breakdown: Linebacker

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
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Rookie Class Creating Fantasy Value

By many analysts standpoints the Jaguars had an extremely impressive draft but many football fans are asking how are they going to impact my fantasy team. Here is how each player will impact your fantasy team.Blake BortlesBlake was the first quarterback selected in the 2014 NFL Draft at number 3 overall. This will usually translate into a good number 2 QB option because they will...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars News and Notes: Telvin Smith Signs

Five down, four to go.The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to sign rookie draft picks and inch closer to having their entire class signed.The team announced earlier this week that fifth round linebacker Telvin Smith has become the latest to sign on the dotted line, bring the total number of players under contract to five. Smith, one of the team’s two fifth-round draft choices, signed...
Via Football Nation
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Mock Finale

And then it was time. That’s right Cowboys fans; the 2014 NFL draft is finally here. Little more than three months after Super Bowl XLVIII the 2014 NFL draft is set to get underway Thursday night. It’s about damn time. Thanks to a well-publicized scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall this year’s draft was moved back to May 8th. Normally, the NFL fan’s incessant need...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 10-Plus NFL Draft Prospects Flagged For Drug Test At Combine

The record number of underclassmen who declared for the 2014 NFL draft brought increased immaturity to the NFL Scouting Combine. More than 10 prospects were flagged for drug tests in February, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Monday. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan each had diluted urine samples, which would trigger a failed test...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: The Repercussions Of Failed Drug Tests

The NFL Combine is a national event where NFL hopefuls can show scouts and coaches why they deserve to be selected high in the upcoming draft. While the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, and more athletic skill challenges are the focal point of the NFL combine, it is what goes on behind closed doors that can make a significant impact on a players rise or fall on draft boards.Every year...
Via Football Nation
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Pick List: New York Giants

AP IMAGES Moving on to the team with the 12th overall pick, I mock the New York Giants Traded 1-12 to the Browns for 1-26 3-7 and 3-19 Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (B) Round 2 Pick 11: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A-) Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A) Round 3 Pick 10: Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State (A) Round 3 Pick 19 (CLE...
Via TopSportsReport
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Thursday 4/24

  Here’s a collection of reports from Thursday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors: Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro had a pre-draft visit with the Jets on Wednesday. (Manish Mehta) South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington is working out for the Falcons. (Ian Rapoport) Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews has also worked out for the Falcons. (Vaughn McClure) Florida State LB Telvin...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pass-Rush Possibilities in the 2014 NFL Draft

The New York Jets have many needs this offseason, luckily carrying 12 picks in this year’s draft to fill some holes and make upgrades. Featured image: Stacy Revere/Getty Images Last season, the Jets ranked t-13th in sacks, with 41. That is a nice improvement from 2012, when the team only reached the 30-sack mark (t-25th). Their roster is stacked along the defensive line, but they...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Won the NFL Combine 2014?

Chicago Bears Football --  The NFL combine came to an end last week.  It was certainly not the most exciting NFL event to watch. Yet some pretty amazing players shined and some very cool things went down. Here is a breakdown of who had a good day at the combine and who the Chicago Bears might want to snatch up in the upcoming draft. Dri Archer Coming out of Kent State running...
Via Sports Mockery
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Players to watch at the Combine

The NFL Combine is under way and even though the Indianapolis Colts do not own a first round pick, does not mean that they will not be paying close attention to players in the next few days. The Colts have major needs at corner, offensive line and secondary. The depth in the year’s draft might help them out. Below is a list of five players every Colts fan should be watching in...
Via cover32
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Combine Standout - Florida State Seminoles Telvin Smith NFL Draft Report

Florida State Seminoles Telvin Smith In 2013, Telvin Smith was FSUs leading tackler (90) and one of the senior leaders who has played a huge role on and off the field in leading the Seminoles to a 14-0 record and the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. Smith had the game of his life, recording a career-best 15 tackles, to lead FSU past No. 2 Auburn, 34-31, in the na...
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Senior Bowl: Interview Notes with David Fales, Logan Thomas, Jimmy Garoppolo, and More

I got the chance to interview a handful of players throughout the week, with most of them coming on Senior Bowl Monday during “Media Night”. With a scouting-focused approach in mind (as opposed to a recording/media driven interview, which are also great resources too), I tried to glean as much as I could from these players as it relates to what they may become mentally and...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State players look to boost NFL Draft stock at Senior Bowl

Less than two weeks after they celebrated a national championship, four Florida State seniors quickly began the transition to the NFL. Linebackers Christian Jones and Telvin Smith, safety Terrence Brooks and center Bryan Stork have been working this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. They will play for the South squad in Saturday's game, which will air at 4 p.m. on the NFL network...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 24, 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

Telvin Smith Florida State Seminoles NFL Draft Breakdown

Telvin Smith enjoyed another great season at Florida State. The Seminoles linebacker was the teams starter at weakside linebacker after spending the last two seasons playing in the middle. Has great range, instincts and athleticism, which allows him to shoot the gap well and consistently make plays in the backfield.
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Jones Florida State NFL Draft Breakdown

I take football seriously, said Florida State linebacker Christian Jones at the Senior Bowl. I know I'm a pretty good player, but I also understand a lot of stuff I can do to get better. One of the top overall athletes on the team and FSU's top returning tackler who started all 14 games at weakside linebacker in 2012. Made the move to middle linebacker in new defensive coordinator Jerem...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State Seminoles dynamic LB duo screams of NFL talent

Florida State scouting notes, on pair of stand out linebackers. My work for the NFL Draft Bible, on staff for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game in Allen, TX to help in player evaluation and my internship over the summer with the newly hired Winnipeg Blue Bombers Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel Ted Goveia, speaks volumes on my behalf of my own track record in rega...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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