Needs and Depth
FSU had some major needs at several positions after the 2023 season concluded. They needed help at QB, DE, LB, OL, DT, and wide receiver. FSU has hit on the necessities at every single one of those positions. They even added talent at running back, special teams, and the secondary. Depth was a major concern for defensive and wide receivers. Those concerns are no more, and anything they take from the portal moving forward would be a luxury and not a necessity(though I would love another linebacker). I think the coaching staff has something in the works there. They may add another defensive tackle and tight end, depending on which players become available in the portal.
Only six of the 14 players have one year of eligibility left, which means the majority of the players taken in the portal will provide depth and production for at least two years. That's the difference between going to the portal for talent and depending on freshmen right out of high school. The probability the player from the portal will outperform the high schooler is nearly 100 percent, especially if we're talking about players in the trenches.