Its been a while since FSU made a major impact on the draft when one considers the number of prospects they placed in the early rounds during the late 90’s and through the middle part of the next decade.  Slowly they are returning to prior dominance and the future looks bright for the Seminoles on the field and in war rooms around the NFL.  The situation could not be anymore different for Georgia Tech, a team that played in a BCS game a few years ago then had two players selected in the first round of ’11.

Florida State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2 Greg Reid CB 5 3Jr Outstanding cover corner with terrific ball skills. Displays the ability to run with opponents anywhere on the field and has an explosive break to the pass out of his plant. Consistently getting a hand in to defend the throw. Also used to return kicks. Possesses enough size to start at the next level though he lacks classic cornerback height.
3rd Andrew Datko T 67 4Sr King sized offensive tackle that easily controls opponents at the point of attack once engaged in a block. Blocks with solid fundamentals, makes great use of blocking angles as well as body positioning to control opponents. Lines up as a weak side tackle but may be better off as a right tackle in the NFL. Loved by NFL scouts a we feel he’s a bit overrated at this point.
3-4 Nigel Bradham OLB 13 4Sr Physically talented defender that runs hot and cold. Shows outstanding speed, quickness and range to his game while also playing with a large degree of suddenness. Not overly physical and can be spotty.
4-5 Brandon Jenkins DE 49 3Jr Prototypical Florida State defensive end; undersized, explosive and fast in every direction of the field. Solid pass rusher that can also chase the action in pursuit or drop off the line of scrimmage and play in space. Likely to move to outside linebacker at the next level.
4-5 Bert Reed WR 83 5Sr Quick, dependable underneath receiver that shows reliable hands. Does a lot of things well and could make it as a fourth receiver at the next level.
5th Ty Jones RB 33 4Sr Well-built ball carrier that runs low to the ground, displays terrific quickness and the ability to create his own yardage. Solid prospect with a nice upside.
5th Anthony McCloud DT 92 4Jr Fiery defensive tackle that explodes off the snap then fires through the gaps between the offensive line. Tough to stop.
5-6 Xavier Rhodes CB 27 4Sr Strong, cornerback with nice size and potential as a bump and run cover man. Downfield speed may be a concern.
6th Everett Dawkins DT 93 4Jr Quick, explosive yet undersized defensive tackle that makes plays in every direction of the field. Potential three technique lineman for the next level.
6th Taiwan Easterling WR 8 5Sr Elusive receiver that shows ability running after the reception yet a prospect that’s runs hot and cold. Looked like a sensational prospect as a sophomore but never really elevated his game. Has an upside and could develop into a third/fourth receiver at the next level.
6-7 Beau Reliford TE 88 4Sr Athletic tight end that shows flashes yet a prospect with an incomplete game. At this point more of a developmental player.
7th Rodney Smith WR 84 3Jr King sized pass catcher that physically beats down opponents and wins out for the jump ball. Raw in many of his techniques and really needs a lot of work on his overall game.
7th Nick Moody S 10 4Jr Intimidating safety with a large upside. Hard hitting, stops ball carriers dead in their tracks and shows the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays. Inconsistent and spotty with his production. Has the skill yet must take his game to the next level.
FA Zebrie Sanders T 77 4Sr Strong side blocker that plays with solid fundamentals and controls defenders once engaged the point of attack. Lacks overall balance, blocking range and does not possess the great upside.
FA Jermaine Thomas RB 38 4Sr One time highly rated prospect coming off an injury. Undersized yet tremendously elusive with the ability to create his own yardage and make defenders miss.
FA Mike Harris CB 1 4Sr Backup cornerback for Florida State that shows solid ball skills facing the action.
FA David Spurlock G 79 4Sr Tough, small area blocker with physical limitations. Lacks balance and on the ground too much.

Georgia Tech

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FA Steven Sylvester OLB 34 4Sr Smallish chase and run down linebacker best in pursuit.
FA Omoregie Uzzi G 77 4Jr Athletic blocker that flashes skills in motion. Must improve his balance and fundamentals but has the tools to work with.
FA Izaan Cross DE 94 3Jr
FA Roddy Jones RB 20 5Sr
FA Jason Peters DE 92 5Sr