FSU football defensive end Janarius Robinson declares for NFL Draft.
FSU football was projected to have one of the best defensive lines coming into the 2020 season. Ultimately, that projection fell far short, and that defensive line will have some new faces in 2021.
The latest news came Monday when senior defensive end Janarius Robinson announced he would enter the NFL Draft, even though he was eligible to return in 2021, with this season not counting against his eligibility.
Robinson is a former four-star recruit that signed with Jimbo Fisher and FSU football in the 2016 recruiting cycle.
He was raw but with a great frame out of high school and eventually became a two-year starter for the Noles.
He finishes his FSU football career with 104 tackles, eight sacks, 20.5 tackles for loss, three passes defended, two forced fumbles, and two fumbles recovered. Robinson made ACC Honor Roll several times and never was a problem off the field.
Robinson never became a player that stood out, as he was an athletic guy that could make a play here and there. The thing FSU will miss the most is his experience and having someone on the edge, with his strength and size.
The Noles have some younger options in Josh Griffis, Derrick McClendon, and Quashon Fuller. They also have some freshmen pass rushes coming in the 2021 class, but those guys will need a lot of work in the strength and conditioning program before they can consistently get on the field.
Robinson declaring for the draft means the Noles will likely need to take a player from the portal or the JUCO ranks with so much inexperience at the defensive end position. I’d like to wish Janarius Robinson good luck in the future!