TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nine members of the 2017 Florida State football team will take the next step in pursuit of a professional football career this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Florida State’s nine representatives are tied for the fifth-highest total in the country and for the most in the ACC. The Seminoles set to participate in the annual event are tight end Ryan Izzo, safety Derwin James, offensive tackle Rick Leonard, cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi, linebacker Jacob Pugh, defensive end Josh Sweat, wide receiver Auden Tate and linebacker Matthew Thomas.
The NFL Scouting Combine, which features executives, coaches, player personnel and medical personnel from all 32 teams evaluating top draft prospects, ends with position-specific on-field workouts. Leonard will be the first former Seminole on the field Friday, followed by Tate and Izzo on Saturday, then Nnadi, Pugh, Sweat and Thomas on Sunday before James and McFadden wrap up the schedule Monday.
Seminoles.com will be on site at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to document the former Seminoles’ workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. Follow @FSUFootball on Twitter, @fsufootball on Instagram and Facebook.com/FSUFootball for updates throughout the event.
Florida State has had at least one player selected in 34 consecutive NFL Drafts, a streak that began in 1984, and has produced 279 draft picks, including 43 first-round selections, in its history.