Florida State opened spring camp this week, taking the field for the first time since beating Auburn in the national title, 34-31, and completing their perfect season.
Having won the last championship of the BCS era, the Seminoles' focus now turns to winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. In the process, they plan to supplant Alabama as the foremost "dynasty" in FBS football—to plant their own flag.
Enough talent returns from last year's team for that to be a realistic goal, but enough talent leaves to cause concern. As long as head coach Jimbo Fisher and Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston are in Tallahassee, this team must be considered a serious national title threat, but the defense must also be rebuilt.
Spring practice is a good time to fill some holes on the roster. It's also a good chance for lesser-known players to emerge and make a name for themselves—if not for this year, then for next. It's the foundation of college football, the time the most actual coaching takes place.
Here are some guys that could benefit.