Who might be FSU's next top picks? 

July, 10, 2013
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On the heels of NoleNation's all-time draft, we'll take a look a little further down the road.

Of course, it is far too early to project a prospect that hasn't even stepped foot on campus to one of the all-time greats at a school that's had a lot of them.

So, for a moment, let's look at three different commitments and targets and see how they might compare.

Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) four-star prospect, No. 85 overall

Daub is an elite inside linebacker prospect.

He's huge. 6-foot-4, 243 pounds, and he can run. Like ESPN's scouting report suggests, he looks the part of a college linebacker right now.

Daub is physical and loves to hit. It's hard to play in the middle without a characteristic like that and a little mean streak.

The four-star prospect isn't a guy that Florida State wants matched up against a running back or tight end on third downs, but he could definitely be a force on a blitz.

The Seminoles’ history of linebackers is long and deep, but most of them are on the outside. Guys like Derrick Brooks and Marvin Jones come to mind.

Even though Sam Cowart played his fair share of outside linebacker at Florida State (Daryl Bush manned the middle at some points during his career), he moved inside in the NFL. Cowart was big, nasty and tough and some comparisons can be drawn between him and Daub, though Daub is a little taller than Cowart was.

Cowart was selected by the Buffalo Bills No. 39 overall and played through 2005.

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