Opportunity at Tight End

There will be plenty of opportunity in the Spring for the Tight End's. NoleDigest has a preview of the position entering Spring practice.

Tight End

There is opportunity here due to the uncertain status of starter Beau Reliford; the would be senior missed the bowl game due to academics and needs to take care of business in the classroom before suiting up on the field again.

Ja'Baris Little is the other experienced option. Little has caught only one pass in each of the past two seasons, his contribution has been as a blocker. His experience should earn him a legit chance to put it together, but it would seem to be a longshot for him to be a receiving option in this offense.

A pair of redshirt freshmen have that type of potential. Willie Tye and Tank Sessions spent last season getting stronger and learning the offense. Now is the time to show it.

Both players are considered top tier athletes at this position. Sessions was really raw as a football player coming out of high school. Tye has the tools, but his consistency was questioned.

It is an important battle between the players because Nick O'Leary is arriving in the summer. There is no question about his work ethic and no question about his keen understanding of the position. He will be ready to play.

Bottom line

The good news is that FSU is going to know what they have here by the close of Spring. Best case scenario is that youngsters really push each other and at least one establishes himself as a legit option.

Reliford is a known, but missing Spring hurts because he is considered a player who is still learning the position, the reps are important. If he does return(at some point before the season) this position is incredibly deep with five players.

Should he not return there are still four legit options, but none that would be proven.

Offensively speaking this spot has the most uncertainty, but also presents some intriguing upside with Sessions, Tye, and O'Leary.


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