FSU 8/14 Practice Report and Highlights: Open Practice

Florida State held their only open practice of fall camp in pads on Sunday.

Not Participating

WR Travis Rudolph (Hamstring)

WR Auden Tate (Hamstring)

DE Keith Bryant (Foot)

DE Brian Burns (Quad Contusion)

DT Darvin Taylor (Shoulder)

DE Adam Torres (Foot)

QB Sean Maguire (Foot)

DT Cedric Wood (Foot)

OG Wilson Bell (Concussion)

S Nate Andrews (Leg)

S Derwin James (Foot)

Practice Report

The most impressive player from today's practice was wide receiver Nyqwan Murray. There wasn't a corner out there that he didn't beat for a touchdown. In consecutive plays he scored touchdowns against Marcus Lewis, Levonta Taylor, and Tarvarus McFadden. He was also showing out during punt returns. After one particularly impressive cut, Jimbo Fisher turned to Lawrence Dawsey and said "Wow" with a big smile on his face.

Deondre Francois was particularly good when he was working with receivers that he has a rapport with. He was extremely accurate with the football most of the time. When he didn't trust his receiver to be in the right place he hesitated, and that led to a couple picks. He took every rep with the first team, and probably threw between 60 and 80 passes during the practice. Francois also received praise for tucking the ball and running or throwing the ball away when there wasn't anything available. 

Ermon Lane was also good in the early 1-on-1 portion against Marquez White. He beat him on consecutive reps.

Levonta Taylor was consistently working with the first team at the star position. Trey Marshall and AJ Westbrook were the safeties with Andrews and James sidelined. Levonta struggled at times, but did make a few very nice plays against the first team offense. 

Rick Leonard and Cole Minshew were the first team right tackle and guard. It's the first day of camp that that unit has remained the same for consecutive days.

A couple freshmen stood out during the practice. Kyle Meyers had a great day in coverage breaking up a bunch of passes. Amir Rasul earned some praise from Jimbo Fisher for his performance. He ran hard, showed great burst, and good vision. Keith Gavin also had a very good day. His athleticism is off the charts, and he has some extremely powerful hands. 

The kickers were much better today. Ricky Aguayo was 5/5 on the day with a 47-yarder. Logan Tyler was 4-6, but missed both 47-yarders. He had the distance but not the accuracy.

Tyler shined during punts though. He was consistently booming punts between 50 and 60 yards. 

JJ Cosentino had a very poor day. He ran into the running back, and missed multiple wide open receivers when he was on the side of the field with Fisher.


Former Ravens running back Ray Rice was at practice. He will be speaking to the team at some point. 


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