It used to be said that if you go to Florida State, your guaranteed to get drafted, most likely in the first round. That hasn't exactly been the case these past couple of years. In fact the last player from Florida State to be selected in the first round was Lawrence Timmons in 2007. So who are the possible Noles' going to the pros' in the 2010 draft.
First off is cornerback Patrick Robinson. Robinson is currently projected as a first round draft pick because of his shut down abilities. Mel Kiper Jr. currently has Patrick Robinson going in the later half of the first round.
Robinson is a very versatile cornerback. He has size at 5'11 weighing 195, which will help him to come up for run support, but it's his blanket coverage that makes him so appealing. Robinson has big play ability, he had six interceptions in 2007, but none in 2009.
The only knock against Robinson is his work ethic. He has a tendency to take many plays off and sometimes forgets his coverage.
The other potential first rounder is linebacker Dekoda Watson. Watson plays the Sam linebacker position and plays it very well. Unfortunately for him he is a bit undersized, which is drawing scouts away from him.
Watson is 6'2 weighing 226 pounds. He has big play ability and his reputation as a leader is unquestionable. Watson will most likely be an early second round pick to late second round pick, but he has pure athleticism that he will showcase at the annual NFL scouting combine.
The most intriguing Florida State prospect is Myron Rolle. A year removed from playing football to honor his Rhodes Scholarship, Rolle wants to pursue his lifelong dream of being a professional football player.
Rolle has great size to play strong safety in the NFL, the only question is how much has he lost? Not a lot of players can leave the game for an entire year and then enter the draft.
Lucky for Rolle he was invited to the Senior Bowl, which will help him dramatically to impress the many scouts that will be in attendance. Rolle will also be displaying his abilities at the NFL combine.
These three athletes will all be drafted in April, but only time will tell in which round and of course to which team.