FSU's Top-10 Underrated Recruits Since 2010

Who are the Top-10 most underrated recruits of the Jimbo Fisher era at Florida State?

10. Reggie Northrup

Northrup was a 3-star prospect and the No. 38 outside linebacker in the country. Northrup came in and made an impact on special teams his freshman year and then as a back up linebacker in 2013. He moved into the starting role in 2014 and led the team in tackles with 122. He is recovering from ACL surgery and his status for the 2015 season is up in the air.

9. Bjeorn Werner

Werner was rated as a 4-star prospect in the 2010 class. His offer list outside of Florida State was very small, but he came in and produced immediately. After contributing as a freshman he stepped into the starting role for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. His junior year he was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

8. Nate Andrews

Andrews was a 3-star prospect and rated as the No. 153 wide receiver in the 2013 class. Andrews immediately came in and made an impact at the money role his true freshman year, and then moved into a starting role at safety in 2014. He is back for the 2015 season and will be a major contributor once again.

7. Jameis Winston

Winston was rated as a 5-star prospect and the No. 41 player overall in the 2012 class. It’s not often that a 5-star prospect is considered underrated, but that has to be the case with Winston. He won a Heisman Trophy and became the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

6. Roberto Aguayo

Aguayo was a 3-star prospect in the 2012 class. Since then he has won the Groza award as a redshirt freshman, and been a finalist for the award as a sophomore. He returned to Florida State for the 2015 season, and will look to be the second kicker in college football history to win multiple Groza awards.

5. Menelik Watson

Watson was a 3-star prospect out of the JUCO ranks in the 2012 class. He came in and immediately earned the starting right tackle job. He only played one year for Florida State, but that was all he needed to make the jump to the NFL. He was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Raiders.

4. Terrence Brooks

Brooks was a 3-star prospect and the No. 51 rated cornerback in the 2010 class. Brooks contributed for the first two years he was at Florida State and then stepped into a starting role for his junior and senior years. He earned first team All-ACC honors and was named to CBSsports first team All-American team his senior year. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Ravens.

3. Tre Jackson

Jackson was a 3-star prospect and the No. 54 offensive guard in the 2011 class. He started 42 games as a Seminole and was named a consensus All-American his senior year. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Patriots.

2. Telvin Smith

Telvin Smith was a 3-star prospect and the No. 27 outside linebacker in the 2010. He was a major contributor for three years before starting in his senior year. He was the vocal leader of the 2013 defense that helped carry the Seminoles to the national championship. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL draft and is expected to start for them this season.

1. Cam Erving

Cam Erving was rated as a 3-star prospect and the No. 43 defensive tackle in the 2010 class. He made the move to the offensive line and was a three-year starter at tackle and center. He was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.


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