FSU football: 5 blue-chip players from 2017 that need to shine in 2020

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FSU football brought in a star-studded recruiting class in 2017. It’s time for these five blue-chip players to contribute in 2020.

I have discussed at length how the highly ranked FSU football recruiting classes of the old regime have failed to produce since 2015.

If you recall, we did the leg work and found that from 2015-17, 53 percent of the blue-chip players signed are no longer with the program or have not made any real contributions.

The 2017 class was considered the No. 6 overall in the nation, with 12 of 23 signees rated as four-star or better.

It was the type of class that was top-heavy, with seven players ranked in the top 100 and three ranked top 10 overall.

Nine of the 23 are no longer with the program, but there were some hidden gems like three-star players Tamorrion Terry and Cory Durden who’ve been impact players.

Terry and Durden redshirted but came on strong last season with both opting to return another year when they likely would have been drafted had they declared for the NFL.

There’s still a lot of talent from that class that has yet to contribute. Some of them have been injury-prone, with others being wildly inconsistent on and off the field.

Others have been slow to develop for whatever reason. Let’s take a look at five blue-chip players from the 2017 class that need to shine in 2020.

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