As a redshirt sophomore in 2023, Farmer played 427 snaps along the defensive line, but he wasn’t consistent enough to justify a similar workload in 2024. Across those snaps, the 6-foot-3 311-pound interior defensive linemen racked up five sacks, but that can be a misleading statistic.
Those five sacks were fifth most on the defense, but his pass-rush win rate of 7.8% is uninspiring. Farmer managed 20 pressures, but among interior defensive linemen with at least 100 pass-rushing snaps, Farmer ranks 133rd in win rate.
Those are passable pass-rush numbers for an interior D-lineman, but Farmer finished the year with just 10 solo tackles and just 15 stops in the run game.
It’s not that Farmer should keep glued to the bench, he was a productive player, but Colorado State transfer Grady Kelly is coming off a year with 24 run game stops, 28 solo tackles, but a pass-rush win rate of 6.7%.
Kelly should spell Farmer on early down snaps to help against the run and keep Farmer fresh to get after the quarterback on third down and late in games. It would likely boost FSU’s run defense and Farmer’s pass-rush production.