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Two Florida State True Freshmen on PFF's All-Freshman Team

Two Florida State players have made Pro Football Focus' All-Freshman team.

Pro Football Focus put out ther All-Freshman team and Florida State true freshmen Derwin James and Josh Sweat both made the list. Derwin James has second highest rating among all freshman at plus-13.3, behind Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr., and Josh Sweat is tied for third with plus-12.1.

James has posted 27 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble. PFF wrote this about James.

"Quickly emerging as one of the biggest impact players in the class, James has seen a huge uptick in snaps in recent weeks. Early on, he did his damage as a pass rusher, notching two sacks, two hits, and five hurries on only 14 pass rushes, and he became a full-time player in Week 6. He leads all true freshman safeties with a +4.7 grade against the run, while ranking second with a +2.8 coverage grade.

Sweat has 21 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sacks, and 1 interception. PFF had this to say about Sweat.

"A key part of the Florida State defensive line all season, Sweat leads all true freshman edge players with a +9.1 grade against the run; he’s added a sack, hit, and 15 hurries on 152 attempts to grade at +2.1 as a pass rusher."

The Seminoles have leaned on both throughout this season, and both have stepped up to the plate.


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