After a wonderful offseason of recruiting, fans wonder which players will have the most significant impact in the shortest time. Six names have been reported on the depth chart recently released for the game against Samford. All are in the backup role and all are on defense. Three are linebackers, two are linemen, and one is in the secondary and special teams. Playing an FBS school as the first game of the year is the perfect time to get these players of the future some real game-time exposure.
1) Lamarcus Joyner -- highest-graded recruit, per ESPN, will see playing time behind Xavier Rhodes at cornerback, but will most likely get more action as punt and kick returner opposite Greg Reid.
2) Jeff Luc -- highest-graded ILB, per ESPN, is unsure how much playing time he will see since the MLB slot is three deep.
3) Christian Jones -- one of the top three recruits for FSU and one of the top OLB of 2010 recruits, per ESPN, is the backup to the new starter, Mister Alexander, who is taking Nigel Carr's role. Jones will likely get playing time in order to start next season after Alexander graduates.
4) Telvin Smith -- highly recruited OLB, will backup Nigel Bradham. Nigel figures to be a starter for the next few years so Telvin will need to have a great display to hope for a starting role soon.
5) Anthony McCloud -- JUCO transfer, will backup first-time starter Jacobbi McDaniel on the injury-depleted defensive line. Hopefully, they will be able to stop the quarterbacks of these high-power run offenses that the Seminoles will see later (Miami, Oklahoma, BYU, Florida).
6) Bjoern Werner -- German student who has a nose for the football. Many people have never seen this kid play; however, Fisher noticed him in preseason and his name has been mentioned in many articles as one to watch for the upcoming season. Hopefully, he will control the perimeter and shut down the opposing backfield.
Most likely Werner and Joyner will see the most playing time cumulatively for 2010. However, getting six true freshmen in early playing time will help for an ACC and, possibly, national title run in 2011.