- David M. Hale, College football
From Fred Biletnikoff's dazzling catches in the early 1960s through Bjoern Werner's menacing presence on the defensive line the past few years, Florida State has been producing superstars for more than a half-century. The list of Seminoles greats includes a who's who of college football talent, from Deion Sanders to Derrick Brooks to Charlie Ward to Chris Weinke -- and many more.
But while Florida State's historical success is impressive, it's worth noting that the run of stars coming out of Tallahassee isn't likely to end any time soon. With that in mind, here are four players who haven't done quite enough yet to be selected in NoleNation's all-time draft but who certainly have the potential to join the ranks of FSU's elite by the time their careers are finished.
Jameis Winston (QB/RFr.)
Thanks to national titles and Heisman trophies, Ward and Weinke have firmly established their place on Florida State's Mount Rushmore, but before he's even taken a snap in a college game, Winston is being mentioned in the same breath with his two accomplished predecessors. That's a lofty -- and unfair -- standard, but while Jimbo Fisher has worked to temper those expectations a bit, he's never denied that Winston has the ability to reach some impressive heights.
Blessed with a cannon arm, impressive athleticism and a contagious love for competition, Winston's upside is as high as any player to come through the program in recent years. The question now is, how close can he come to meeting that tremendous advanced billing?
From Fred Biletnikoff's dazzling catches in the early 1960s through Bjoern Werner's menacing presence on the defensive line the past few years, Florida State has been producing superstars for more than a half-century.