FSU football: Impact of transfer OL Jazston Turnetine enrolling at FSU

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One of the biggest challenges for the offensive line has been quality depth in the past few years. The starting five might have been slightly below average before injuries hit, but an injury to a starter caused the level of play to fall off the side of a cliff. Not only that, but multiple starters played with injuries last season, which isn’t uncommon, but it’s worse when there’s no depth. The addition of Turnetine gives the Noles at least seven players with quality starting experience:

-Darius Washington
-Dillon Gibbons
-Maurice Smith
-Kayden Lyles
-Bless Harris
D’Mitri Emmanuel
-Robert Scott Jr.

The idea is to have seven or more dependable players rotate along the offensive line. The Noles have a couple of more players that could contribute if they continue to develop:

-Thomas Shrader
-Bryson Estes
-Lloyd Willis
-Rod Orr

At the very worst, having seven dependable players could allow 1-2 of these players to continue developing, along with six freshmen from the 2022 class. FSU offensive linemen have been thrust into action much too early in years past, resulting in injuries and time spent rehabbing instead of getting bigger and stronger. Turnetine isn’t expected to be All-World, but if he can be serviceable, it’s an upgrade over last year.