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Jimbo Fisher comfortable with receiver position

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Florida State lost a pair of wide receivers in the first round of the most recent NFL Draft, so you might think the Seminoles have some big shoes to fill. They do, after losing Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin. Fortunately, head coach Jimbo Fisher has recruited well since taking over as head coach and has options ready to fill in. If the season were to start today, Rashad Greene and Christian Green. Fisher, though, has faith in all of the tools in his toolbox at the position.

“I feel very comfortable with eight guys in that rotation right now,” Fisher said, according to the Associated Press. ”That’s not playing them all, but I’d feel very comfortable if they had to go into the football game.”

Greene starting was a given, of course. Despite a paid of first-round receivers on the field, Greene was Florida State’s leading receiver in 2013 with 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns. Green finished the year sixth on the Seminoles with 157 yards on 13 receptions. Running back Devonte Freeman finished fifth on the team with 278 receiving yards as well.

Of course, having a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback in Jameis Winston certainly helps the stability in the passing game as well. Florida State looks pretty stacked for the upcoming season, and the passing game should once again be effective and ready to break out some big plays along the way to a potential title defense.

Florida State opens the 2014 season in Arlington, Texas against Oklahoma State.

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4 Responses to “Jimbo Fisher comfortable with receiver position”
  1. jimmy53 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:42 PM

    I’m glad he’s comfortable because I’m sure not..

    Right now Christian Green is penciled in as the starter (and that’s really light pencil)—he has had a terrible case of the drops since he got to FSU. That happens sometimes when you transition from QB.

    I have a feeling one of the freshmen studs will be seeing the field early and often, but we are going to miss the reliability of Shaw and the size of Benjamin.

    Fortunately, our running game is going to take some pressure off…

  2. birdgang says: Aug 20, 2014 12:36 AM

    Only Benjamin went in the first round, where do you get they had a pair of first round receivers last year? Not to take anything away from Kenny Shaw because he was integral to FSU’s Championship season, but he didn’t even get drafted.

    FSU is still stacked with talent at WR even after losing Benjamin and Shaw. Either Ermon Lane or Travis Rudolph (both 5-star recruits) will contribute big this season

  3. jpiro says: Aug 20, 2014 10:20 AM

    Jimmy 53, put a smile on your face.

  4. noleitup says: Aug 20, 2014 12:05 PM

    @jpiro

    Lol you got me dying over here.

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