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.
Against Duke, Florida State sophomore backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr. proved they could carry the load without Chris Thompson.
FSU has not done well in the spotlight recently. Jimbo Fisher has his team avoiding the clutter in hopes of keeping big games like the top-10 matchup with Clemson in perspective.
Florida State senior Lonnie Pryor has toiled and done the dirty work, but also felt he could do more for the Seminoles. Now, he's getting his chance to shine.