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The NFL Draft Concludes With Multiple FSU Players Left On The Board

At the end of the 2016 NFL Draft there were multiple Florida State players still on the board.

The 2016 NFL Draft has concluded with only two Florida State players being selected. Jalen Ramsey and Roberto Aguayo were taken in the first two rounds, but multiple Seminoles were waiting until day three for their name to be called. That didn't happen. 

Linebacker Terrance Smith, defensive tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample, defensive lineman Giorgio Newberry, and safety Lamarcus Brutus all had hopes that their names would be called. Instead they're looking for places to land as undrafted free agents.

The last time Florida State had two or less players drafted was in 2009 when Everett Brown was the only Seminole taken. It also marks the first time since 2010 that Florida State has not had an offensive player taken in the draft. 

It's an unfortunate situation for the former Seminoles, but there is some good news. They're actually better off being undrafted than being taken in the seventh round. Now the players can go where they feel the best fit is rather than be pigeonholed into one team. 

After having 29 picks from 2013-2015, the Seminoles were bound to have a down year. That number is likely going to vault right back up in 2017 with many of Florida State's top players, such as left tackle Roderick Johnson and running back Dalvin Cook, being eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft.


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