Updated: May 16
The top 10 players returning to the Florida State Seminoles for the 2020 college football season.
Important to note that this list is based upon last year's data and film from on each specific team as well as judgment based upon the player's position both his skill and the level of talent around him at the said position and influential cohorts. Positional value also plays a large factor in these rankings as does the offensive or defensive scheme.
1. Marvin Wilson, DI
2. Tamorrion Terry, WR
3. Cory Durden, DI
4. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S
5. Asante Samuel Jr., CB
6. Khalan Laborn, RB
7. Robert Cooper, DI
8. Janarius Robinson, DE
9. Joshua Kaindoh, Edge Defender
10. Emmett Rice, LB
Honorable Mention: Jaiden Lars-Woodbey, S; Ontaria Wilson, WR
There's not much not to like about the top half of the list of returning Seminoles, and maybe I'm biased. Or, maybe I'm not.
Wilson is a sure-fire first-round pick and Terry is on his way to that as well. Before injury shut him down a year ago, Wilson WAS the list for all sorts of awards at the position. He got home with pressure regularly and even if he didn't, he possesses a strong, innate knowledge of the game and when to stick his hands through passing lanes. He's a rare breed.
Terry is the epitome of star receiver who struggled with bad quarterback play, except unlike Jalen Reagor from last year (who commonly got slapped with that as an excuse for his lack of statistical impact), Terry actually outperformed his situation. He routinely turned in screen passes for big gains and inaccurate throws for positive plays. He's a star's star and should be the next great FSU WR.
Then there's Durden who literally is a space-eater opposite Wilson. Nasirildeen flies around and can make all sorts of athletic plays similar to Derwin James while Samuel seemingly started to live up to the family name as the season was coming to a close last year.
The wild card is Rice and Kaindoh just as much as it is Lars-Woodbey, returning from that horrific injury. These guys need to step up opposite the stars, and have all the juice to do so.