- David M. Hale, ESPN Staff Writer
Throughout the summer, Nole Nation will be counting down the 40 players we're projecting to make the biggest impact on the Seminoles' 2013 season, taking into consideration everything from experience to potential to their spot on the current depth chart.
Next up: No. 33 Cason Beatty
What he's done: Beatty had big shoes to fill when he took over for All-American Shawn Powell last season as a true freshman, so it's probably not surprising that he struggled noticeably at times. For the season, Beatty's punting average of 38.3 was the worst in the ACC, and his blocked kick against NC State was integral in one of the worst FSU losses in recent years. By season's end though, there were signs of progress. Beatty averaged nearly three more yards per kick in his final three games (40.5) than in his first 11 (37.6).