Florida State at Pittsburgh: 5 Things To Watch For

Two teams with two different missions.Welcome to the ACC, Pittsburgh Panthers. For your first assignment, you must face the big bad Seminoles. I know you are at home and this is the first time in 30 years you have faced this team. Some guy named Marino was your quarterback.Now, you travel down a ways to the south and face the ACC and its talented conference. And you picked a great...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

FSU has 3 players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft

FSU was well represented last night in the first round of the NFL Draft.  Bjoern Werner, Xavier Rhodes, and perhaps the biggest surprise of Thursday night, EJ Manuel, all went in the first round. Read more at Tomahawk Nation... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State defensive players Bjoern Werner and Xavier Rhodes joined quarterback EJ Manuel as first round picks in the 2013...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Xavier Rhodes To Minnesota Vikings

NFL Team: Minnesota VikingsPick No: 25Player Name: Xavier RhodesPosition: CBSchool: Florida StateHeight/Weight: 6’1", 210The Vitals: Xavier Rhodes was projected by many to be a top 12 pick. I personally drafted him for the Green Bay Packers in the Football Nation draft at 26 and couldn’t believe he fell that far.Rhodes has a ridiculous vertical over 40 inches and tons of...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings draft CB Xavier Rhodes at No. 25

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes with the 25th overall selection in the NFL draft. The Vikings drafted the big cornerback with their second first-rounder on Thursday night. He had four interceptions and 12 pass breakups as a junior last season and gives the Vikings some much-needed size at cornerback in a division that features receivers Calvin...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings patch hole at cornerback with Florida State's Rhodes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The release of three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield in a cost-cutting move last month left the Minnesota Vikings with an unsightly hole at a key position in the pass-happy NFC North Division. Minnesota filled that hole with the No. 25 pick in in Thursday night's NFL Draft when it selected Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The 6-foot-1,...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings patch hole at cornerback with Florida State's Rhodes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The release of three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield in a cost-cutting move last month left the Minnesota Vikings with an unsightly hole at a key position in the pass-happy NFC North Division. Minnesota filled that hole with the No. 25 pick in in Thursday night's NFL Draft when it selected Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The 6-foot-1,...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Pick Cornerback Xavier Rhodes 25th Overall

1.25 Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida St., (6-1, 210) The Minnesota Vikings, holding the 25th pick in the first round, have selected Xavier Rhodes, corner back of Florida State.  Very raw and struggles periodically, he has the size and speed along with showing glimpses of star potential to give the Vikings enough encouragement to entrust him as a first round selection...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: CB Xavier Rhodes Scouting Report

With the NFL Draft kicking off shortly, it's time to get a feel for some of the players in this year's class.  Xavier Rhodes is a cornerback from Florida State who is skipping his senior season to join the league.  He has all of the physical tools to be an All-Pro corner for a long time. Some scouts believe Rhodes should play safety in the NFL, but he has the ability to...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Record aside, ACC churns out NFL-worthy talent

The ACC might have a 3-13 record in BCS bowls the worst of any major conference but it hasn't been for a lack of talent. The league has dominated the NFL draft since 2006, with 40 first-round picks in that span. Only one other league has had more (SEC). It has started to slide a bit in recent years, though. In the 2006-09 drafts, the ACC had 29 first-rounders. From 2010-12...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Could Trade Out of First Round If Perfect Pass Rusher, Cornerback Is Not There at No. 29 (Podcast)

It seems obvious, but the Patriots have three options in this year’s draft: stay put, trade up or trade down. If the perfect player is there at No. 29, whether it be D.J. Hayden, Tank Carradine or Bjoern Werner, New England will likely stay put and use the No. 29 pick on an impact player. If a top tier player like Star Lotulelei, Sheldon Richardson or Xavier Rhodes starts to fall...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier Rhodes An Option For The Saints?

Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune believes that Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes is ”a very realistic option“ for the Saints at No.15 overall. New Orleans recently targeted cornerbacks in the free agent market including Nnamdi Asomugha and Tracy Porter, even after they signed Keenan Lewis in the first few weeks of free agency. This could be a sign that defensive...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Bust Watch: Florida State’s Xavier Rhodes

The ghost of Al Davis haunts us. Like many of us, Al Davis was a sucker for players who looked great getting off the bus. He liked big, strong and fast players, regardless of what their on-field performance told him. If Al were still alive and making the draft picks for the Raiders, I have little doubt he’d take Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes. For reasons I believe only...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Players Attending the 2013 NFL Draft: EJ Manuel could be lonely by day two

For the second consecutive year, the National Football League invited a multitude of highly rated players to New York City for the NFL Draft. But, just as last year, don’t expect all 23 of the players invited to hear their name called during the first round. In the latest CFU mock draft, 21 players invited to Radio City Music Hall are projected to go in the first round. One player...
Via College Football Universe
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Adam 4.0

By Adam Baliatico, Owner/Writter of Draft Database, analyst for SB Nation and lead draft analyst for Heff's Sports Blog 1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 2. Jacksonville – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 3. Oakland –  Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida 4. Philadelphia – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan 5. Detroit – Ezekial Ansah...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

23 players to attend NFL draft

Twenty-three players headed for the NFL will attend the draft on April 25. The league says Wednesday that four players from national champion Alabama will be on hand at Radio City Music Hall: tackle D.J. Fluker, running back Eddie Lacy, cornerback Dee Milliner, and guard Chance Warmack. Four players from Florida State - quarterback E.J. Manuel, defensive end Bjoern Werner, tackle...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Adam 3.0

By Adam Baliatico, Owner/Writter of Draft Database, analyst for SB Nation and lead draft analyst for Heff's Sports Blog 1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 2. Jacksonville – Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida 3. Oakland – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 4. Philadelphia – Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU 5. Detroit – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan ...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier Rhodes Offers Patriots Physical Press Corner Who Can Help Improve Secondary Right Away

The Patriots’ secondary has come into focus recently with the re-signing of cornerbacks Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Marquice Cole as well as the addition of safety Adrian Wilson. But help is still needed. While Talib is slated to start on one side of the field, the Patriots’ other starting corner remains a big question. Alfonzo Dennard, the team’s 2012 seventh-round...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Xavier Rhodes CB, Florida State Scouting Report

Check out the 2013 NFL Draft page. It’s draft central, featuring scouting reports and 2013 Team Draft Interests. XAVIER RHODES CB, Florida State 6-1, 210 LBS starts TCK INT PD FF 2012 14 39 3 10 2 2011              ? 43 1 5 1.5 2010 14 58 4 16 3.5   Physical corner. Has ideal size for a corner. I’ve seen him dish out...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State Pro Day: News, Notes, and Results from the Seminoles Pro Day

In one of the more important Pro Days of the week for NFL scouts to attend, the Florida State program held there’s, despite the rainy conditions. With all 32 NFL teams in attendance, they were able to evaluate potential 1st rounders EJ Manuel, Bjoern Werner, Tank Carradine, Xavier Rhodes, and Menelik Watson in their final workout before April’s Draft.   EJ Manuel...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Did you know? (Sub-4.5 forty yard dash)

Few things about an individual player gets more attention in football than the player's 40-yard dash time. The Brigham Young Cougars don't get very many players who have blazing fast speed. However, they have played quite a few the last couple of seasons.Did you know that eight of the 34 players (23.5%) at the 2013 NFL Draft Combine who ran a sub-4.50 second 40-yard dash...
Via Blue Cougar Football
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles 2013 Draft Prospect: Florida State Cornerback Xavier Rhodes

The corner position is one that is going to need to be addressed. There are some decisions that need to be made on Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but it looks likely that the Eagles will need to bring in a corner or two who aren’t currently on the roster. The Eagles could be interested in Dee Milliner with the fourth overall selection, but if they don’t go...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts Mock Draft 1.0

 2013 Colts Mock Draft 1.0 1st RoundXavier Rhodes – Cornerback – Florida StateThe Colts could use a very solid #2 cornerback. Their secondary was lousy for the majority of last season, and that was due to the lack of talent. Cassius Vaughn got the majority of the starts at the #2 cornerback spot and he was just horrible. The Colts need more talent in the secondary. Vontae Davis...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamar Taylor, Desmond Trufant, Xavier Rhodes Fit Mold of Patriots First-Round Cornerback After Combine

This may come as a surprise, but the Patriots historically have a set standard for speed and agility when drafting defensive backs. Since Bill Belichick took over as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2000, only one cornerback has been drafted that ran a 40-yard dash over 4.5 seconds (Alfonzo Dennard). Only one cornerback has been drafted with a 3-cone time over seven seconds...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Potential Draft Targets: Cornerback

In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position seemingly in limbo. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential cornerbacks that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cream of the 2013 NFL draft crop: Cornerback

This is the fifth edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions.THE CORNERBACK PROSPECTS: Dee Milliner, Xavier Rhodes, Desmond Trufant, Johnthan Banks, Logan Ryan, Jordan Poyer.Dee Milliner (6-1, 198 lbs.) AlabamaPlays with a high level of awareness, staying in position to knock down passes and having an exceptional ability...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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