The NFL draft was once a big recruiting tool for Florida State. Along with the Noles' decline went the draft numbers. Now that FSU is once again producing NFL draft picks, recruits are noticing.
Bjoern Werner's homeland used to be a respite from all the attention he gets at Florida State, but his stellar season in 2012 and surging interest from the NFL have burnished his reputation in Germany, too.
It's never too early to look ahead, so here are five key positions the Noles must address in 2013.
Florida State freshman defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was down about redshirting early in the season, but injuries have thrust the maturing top recruit into the lineup and spotlight.
Florida State took an emotional beating in the loss to Florida, and getting over the game mentally might be the biggest hurdle in the way of an ACC title.
Questions about BCS computers and conference championships are going unanswered by Florida State this week, as its singular focus is in-state archrival Florida.
DTs Everett Dawkins and Anthony McCloud know they have a dirty and unglamorous job, but they do it with aplomb.
Senior DE Bjoern Werner implored the defense to put the NC State loss in the rearview mirror, and he led by exampl against Bsoton College.
Chris Thompson and Bjoern Werner lead NoleNation's midseason awards.
Florida State is trying to avoid Saturday's loss to NC State to affect the rest of the season.
Bjoern Werner's fastidious film study, combined with his physical skill, has made him almost a super hero for the Florida State defense.