Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 state college NFL draft prospects

State draft chart

Likely Name School Pos. Ht./Wt. round

Blake Bortles UCF QB 6-5/232 1

Kelvin Benjamin Florida State WR 6-5/240 1/2

Timmy Jernigan Florida State DT 6-2/299 2

Telvin Smith Florida State LB 6-3/218 2

Lamarcus Joyner Florida State CB/S 5-8/184 2

Dominique Easley Florida DT 6-2/288 2/3

Devonta Freeman Florida State RB 5-8/206 2/3

Christian Jones Florida State LB 6-3/240 2/3

Marcus Roberson Florida CB 6-0/191 2/3

Bryan Stork Florida State C 6-4/315 3

Jaylen Watkins Florida CB 5-11/194 3/4

Terrence Brooks Florida State S 5-11/198 3/4

Ronald Powell Florida LB 6-3/237 3/4

Storm Johnson UCF RB 6-0/205 4-5

Brandon Linder Miami G 6-6/311 4-5

Seantrel Henderson Miami OT 6-7/331 5

Jonotthan Harrison Florida C 6-3/304 5

Solomon Patton Florida WR 5-8/179 5

Loucheiz Purifoy Florida CB 5-11/190 5/6

Trey Burton Florida WR/TE 6-2/224 5/6

Aaron Lynch USF DE 6-5/249 5-7

Tevin Mims USF DE 6-4/260 7

Randell Johnson Florida Atlantic OLB 6-3/242 7

James Wilder Florida State RB 6-3/232 7-FA

DeDe Lattimore USF LB 6-0/237 7-FA

Pat O'Donnell Miami P 6-4/220 7-FA

Keith Reaser Florida Atlantic CB 5-10/189 7-FA

Jon Halapio Florida G 6-3/323 7-FA

Antonya English, Joey Knight, Times staff writers

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