December 29, 2011; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher talks with Florida State Seminoles offensive linesman Bobby Hart (51) in the second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Champs Sports Bowl at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Player Profile: Bobby Hart

Name: Bobby Hart

Eligibility: Junior

Position: Offensive Line

Height: 6-4

Weight: 315

Twitter Handle: @IGotHART


Prognostication: Bobby Hart has been a fixture on the Florida State offensive line since his true freshman season in 2011. Hart was inserted into the starting lineup during the final nine games of ’11 following a rash of injuries. Not only did he start, he spent time at both tackle positions, showing his versatility along the offensive front. During his time on the field his freshman year, Hart allowed just 4.5 sacks in those nine starts. 2012 saw Bobby Hart showcase that versatility even further as he spent some time at the guard position through eight games of the season. Coming into 2013, Hart is the leading candidate to take over the right tackle position while completing his first full season as a starter on the offensive line.

Strengths: Obviously, Bobby Hart’s size is the first thing that jumps out to you, as it’s pretty ideal for a successful offensive lineman in today’s college football world. He’s showed flashes of consistency in effective pass coverage as well as somewhat improved run-blocking techniques.

Weaknesses: Unfortunately, weaknesses are a huge part of Bobby Hart. First off, his maturity has been called into question more than one time before. The above-mentioned twitter account has had a lot of Florida State fans shaking their head at times and wishing Hart had just kept his phone in his pocket. It’s also not a well-kept secret that the coaching staff has had to reprimand Hart for immature antics on more than one occasion. Now you could chalk some of this up to the fact that he was thrust into the spotlight early–and also as a 17-year-old. While he’s showed flashes of being good, he’s nowhere near consistent enough to be taken as a serious threat just yet, although there’s no doubt that he has the tools to eventually be great. It’s mainly all about growing up for Bobby Hart and 2013 needs to be the year we start to see this, or someone with the right attitude will take his job from him before he even knew what happened.


Jack is the Lead Florida State Football Writer for Chop Chat. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackJ14CFB

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