The Florida State Seminoles finished the 2022 season as the 11th-ranked team in the nation. After an excellent year, will they be well-represented during the 2023 NFL Draft? here are all of the scouting reports for the prospects that might hear their names called during the three-day event.
Florida State 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Camren McDonald, TE
Strengths: Hard-working tight end with average size and speed. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and stays square as a blocker to seal defenders from the action. Works his way back to the ball to make himself an available target or finds the open spot in the defense. Extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target and nicely makes the reception away from his frame.
Weaknesses: Not a natural pass catcher and doesn’t show soft hands. Doesn’t finish blocks.
Overall: McDonald is a hard-working college TE, but he comes with average athletic numbers and limited upside.
Jammie Robinson, S
Strengths: Tough, instinctive safety who gets the most from his ability. Effectively reads the action, quickly picks up coverage assignments, and works hard to get involved. Remains disciplined with assignments, shows speed out to the flanks in coverage, and sells out to make the tackle.
Tracks the pass in the air, displays agility, and has a closing burst to the play. Engages receivers in man coverage, battles throughout the action, and stays on his opponent’s hip out of breaks.
Weaknesses: Not a big or stout defensive back. Possesses average height and small hands. Lacks elite secondary speed.
Overall: Robinson was a tough run-defending safety for Florida State who also displayed solid ball skills. He lacks great athletic upside, yet he’s smart, tough, and very polished.
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Ontaria Wilson, WR
Strengths: Deceptively fast wideout with outstanding eye/hand coordination. Quickly releases off the snap, immediately gets to top speed, and locates the pass in the air. Effectively times receptions, gets vertical to compete for the throw, or adjusts and reaches back to grab the errant pass.
Displays focus as well as concentration, shows good route discipline, and uses the sidelines well. Consistently comes back to the quarterback or follows the passer across the field to make himself an available target.
Weaknesses: Marginally productive on the college level. Possesses a thin build and will struggle in press coverage. Doesn’t show an expanded route tree. Must improve his downfield blocking.
Overall: Wilson has shown flashes of ability the past four seasons, though he’s never truly played like a No. 1 wideout. He possesses the length, speed, and hands to develop into a fifth receiver on Sundays if properly coached.
Robert Cooper, DT
Strengths: Nice-sized defensive tackle who plays with terrific pad level. Explosive and rarely off his feet. Keeps his feet moving, works his hands throughout the action, and flashes power. Attracts a lot of double-team blocks in the middle of the line and holds the point.
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Weaknesses: Inconsistent. Average athlete who doesn’t get down the line or outside the box in pursuit. Doesn’t show many moves at the point of attack and gets tied up by a single blocker. More of a gap occupier than a playmaker. Poor pass rusher who had just 2.5 sacks in a five-year college career.
Overall: As a sophomore in 2019, Cooper was omnipresent on the Seminoles’ defense and showed me a lot of potential. However, Cooper never showed much progress, and his game has since leveled off. He possesses the size and style of a 0-technique or nose tackle, but Cooper must really elevate his game to make it out of camp this summer.
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