FSU Football: Top 5 Questions Going Into Spring Practice

Nov 19, 2016; Syracuse, NY, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has a word with an official to dispute a call during the fourth quarter of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Florida State won 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Syracuse, NY, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has a word with an official to dispute a call during the fourth quarter of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Florida State won 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 30, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) celebrates with defensive back Levonta Taylor (1) and linebacker Josh Brown (51) after a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Hard Rock Stadium. The Seminoles won 33-32. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) celebrates with defensive back Levonta Taylor (1) and linebacker Josh Brown (51) after a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Hard Rock Stadium. The Seminoles won 33-32. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /

Who Replaces Marquez White At Field Corner?

FSU loses senior Marquez White who was a two year starter at the field corner position. Tarvarus McFadden has the boundary corner position on lock, so it’ll be important to see who will play with him on the opposite side.

White will likely be selected in the upcoming draft, but there’s a bevvy of talented players vying to take his spot.

The most likely candidates:

  • Sophomore Levonta Taylor(former 5-star recruit)
  • Sophomore Kyle Meyers (former 4-star recruit)
  • Junior Marcus Lewis (former 4-star recruit)
  • Freshmen Stanford Samuels (former 5-star recruit)

Taylor played in 12 games last season and came on the field a lot in third down situations. He covered the slot and outside last season, and has a nose for the ball while having an alpha dog attitude.

Kyle Meyers played in all 13 games last season and also gained valuable experience as the season went on.

Marcus Lewis began the 2016 season as a big part of the defense, but had a disappointing season to say the least. A physically talented player, Lewis needs to regain his confidence and probably needs to stay at cornerback to take advantage of his physical abilities.

Samuels III is a talented player that will likely have a similar role to Taylor’s from last year. However, if the injury bug strikes anywhere, there’s a good chance he’ll be on the field even more.