Sep 2, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Terrence Brooks (31) breaks up a pass intended for Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (rear) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Florida State Seminoles won 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

‘Noles gone Pro: the Loss of Terrence Brooks


One of the most underrated players in the country, Terrence Brooks never received the national attention he deserved. The Baltimore Ravens saw the potential with Brooks, though, and drafted him in the third round.

One thing that people don’t realize is that Brooks has a very high football I.Q. Pair that up with his natural ability, and you have one remarkable player. A player who racked up 53 tackles, eight TFL (tackles for loss), two forced fumbles, and two interceptions. He was a leader on a defense that really matured as the season went on, and his presence will definitely be missed.

Sophomore Nate Andrews will have the first opportunity to step up and replace Brooks. Andrews enjoyed a tremendous freshman season, racking up 33 tackles and 4 INTs en route to All-ACC Third Team honors in addition to several Freshman All-American honors. He’s also quite the braniac, being named to the All-ACC Academic team.

It should also be noted that Jalen Ramsey could see time at safety as well, a position in which he started and excelled.

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