FSU football: Top 5 dark horse players going into 2021 season

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FSU football has talented players of which some have not seen any real action in their careers at this point. Some have seen limited action, but the 2021 season could be the time they emerge as contributors.

FSU football is looking to rebound off its fourth consecutive sub-par season. The 21-26 record over the past four years isn’t close to the standard, and head coach Mike Norvell looks to bring the Noles back to prominence.

This FSU football team isn’t as talented as most FSU teams in the past. However, this team still has more talent than 6-7 teams they’ll face on the schedule in 2021.

The question is, can the players from the transfer portal and the young players that got experience last year develop enough in the schemes to be successful.

There’s some talent and experience returning on both sides of the ball, especially in the trenches, but depth is a question mark.

Players will have to elevate their games for this team to have a shot at returning to respectability.

Notice, I do not expect the Noles to beat Clemson or contend for the ACC title this year. I think their first legitimate chance to do that will be 2023(if the ACC is still around with how conference realignment seems to be moving). Nevertheless, it’s an exciting time to be around FSU football. It reminds me of when Jimbo Fisher took over and watching that climb back to prominence.

This climb may take a little longer, but we usually appreciate things we have to work hard for a little more.

I want to profile the top five dark horse players that could be impactful in 2021.

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