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3/27 Entry @ 9:15 p.m. -- Dalvin Cook to the Bucs?

In the latest mock draft by Tony Grossi of today, the Cleveland Browns reporter picked Dalvin Cook to go #19 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Grossi had Cook as the second RB off the board behind LSU's Leonard Fournette (#4 to Jacksonville) and one spot ahead of Stanford's Christian McCaffery.

If this scenario were to play out, Cook would join former Noles Dax Dellenbach, Garrison Sanborn, Javien Elliott, Roberto Aguayo and some guy named Jameis Winston.


3/27 Entry @ 7 a.m. -- Dalvin Cook is PFF's #1 RB for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft begins one month from today on April 27th. Pro Football Focus, one of the leaders in player scouting and analyzing, has released their list of the top 15 running back prospects heading into the draft.

Topping their list is Florida State star, Dalvin Cook. Here is what they had to say about Cook and their grading of him compared to other running backs in this class:

1. Dalvin Cook, Florida State

Cook has outstanding vision and patience to allow blocks to develop in zone-blocking schemes. His acceleration when he makes a decision is elite, and he is one of the best at making defenders miss. Cook is capable of overcoming poor blocking, and he led the nation with 99 total missed tackles forced last season. He needs to vastly-improve his ball security and in pass protection, but his big-play ability outweighs those enough to keep the top spot.

Pro Football Focus

Pro Football Focus' full scouting report of Dalvin Cook can be found here.


3/25 Entry @ 2 p.m. -- ACC Champs Get Their Rings

The Florida State soccer team received their ACC Championship rings this week and some of the players took to social media to show them off.

The 2016 team finished with an impressive 14-4-4 overall record and did not lose a single game at home. The 2016 ACC Tournament Championship was the fourth tournament championship in a row for the Noles, stretching back to the 2013 season.

Below are videos of Deyna Castellanos and Malia Berkely showing off their new rings:



3/24 Entry @ 1:15 p.m. -- Yours Truly, Auden Tate Highlight Mix

Big things are expected from Florida State WR Auden Tate in the upcoming season. The imposing athlete hauled in 25 catches for over 400 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2016 and will likely be one of Deondre Francois' favorite targets in 2017.

At his request, the talented artist Madison Hughes put together a song and highlight mix that is sure to get fans even more ready for the 2017 campaign:


3/23 Entry @ 3:45 p.m. -- Phil Steele Projects AP Top 10

Many college football fans look forward to Phil Steele's magazines hitting the shelves before each season to read up on how their team's project and what their competition looks like.

Today, Steele released his Projected AP Top 10, about a half a year before the actual poll is released. In 2016, Steele predicted the top 10 with 100% accuracy and has an 8-year accuracy rating of 95%.

Here is Steele's projected AP Top 10 for 2017:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Florida State

4. USC

5. Oklahoma

6. Clemson

7. Penn State

8. Washington

9. Wisconsin

10. Florida


3/14 Entry @ 7 a.m. -- Devonta Freeman Plans to Pay Sisters' College


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