FSU's Lamarcus Joyner Reportedly Will Move from Safety to Cornerback in 2013

Chris Vafinis@ChristFamNolesContributor IIIFebruary 22, 2013

Lamarcus Joyner will be playing cornerback for the first time since 2010
Lamarcus Joyner will be playing cornerback for the first time since 2010Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, FSU announced that Lamarcus Joyner will move to cornerback for the spring, allowing Karlos Williams to finally have a full-time role as safety.  

The idea being thrown around is that this move is what enticed Joyner to come back for his senior season. Plus, with new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt being a former defensive backs coach, Joyner might have wanted one more chance at the position before moving to the NFL.

The confusing part of this move is that Joyner has flourished at safety for the past two years, dropping some of the most amazing hits on offensive players and aiding the Seminoles in having one of the top defenses in the country.  

I see that Pruitt is doing whatever he can to get Williams more playing time; however, this move will either put Nick Waisome or Ronald Darby in the backup role. Most likely it will be Ronald Darby seeing starting time, even though Waisome had a fantastic season.

Tyler Hunter and Terrance Brooks will probably share duties at free safety, while Williams plays strong safety.

The move to safety was the best spot for Joyner to utilize his hard-hitting ability and insane closing speed. His draft stock was probably at an all-time high after two great seasons at safety, so let's hope this move does not hinder his chances in the NFL or cause a weakness in the FSU defense in 2013.