September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Greg Dent (15) runs with the ball against the South Florida Bulls during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Player Profile: Greg Dent

Name: Greg Dent

Eligibility: Senior

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 195 lbs

Position: Receiver

Twitter Handle: N/A

2012 Season Stats: 27 receptions, 355 yards and two touchdowns


Prognostication: Greg Dent is going to see an increased role this season. Last season saw him appear in every game and earning four starts. With a lack of depth at tight end and multiple wide receiver sets looming, Greg Dent is in a position to see his most snaps since he joined the program. With a lot of talent at every skill position this season, though, he is going to have to work hard to keep his spot in the receiving rotation. While it’s realistic to see him start on the regular — depending on the formations used by FSU — it is also as realistic as one of the younger players taking his spot. He is in a good position, however, to play a ton.

Strengths: Fast and a tremendous deep threat. Greg Dent does a great job of separating from defensive backs and getting behind him. His sophomore season saw him average over 19 yards per reception — which is evidence of that ability. If he continues to develop as a route runner, Dent will be an even more dangerous receiver as his natural attributes (speed, quickness, etc.) are all already there.

Weaknesses: A little undersized and not the greatest route runner to ever grace a football field. Dent’s size is something that can’t be fixed and his speed offsets that issue anyway. No one has been asking for him to jump over defenders anyway. It is a little disheartening that he hasn’t become a more efficient route runner at this point in his collegiate career. Who knows, though, maybe his senior year will be a little different. He is also currently suspended from the roster pending an investigation. As of print, Jimbo Fisher has been leaning to completely letting him go. Chop Chat reserves the right to not speculate on a legal matter until finished.

Fairly random, but awesome, Greg Dent factoid: Coming out of high school, ESPN had Dent rated as the 37th best safety in the country. Safety, not receiver.


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