Cornell TE transfer Emmanuel Adebi receives a preferred walk-on offer from the Noles

Cornell tight end transfer Emmanuel Adebi receives a preferred-walk on offer from the Florida State Seminoles.

FSU tight ends coach Chris Thomsen at a Tour of Duty conditioning workout on Feb. 13, 2020.

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FSU tight ends coach Chris Thomsen at a Tour of Duty conditioning workout on Feb. 13, 2020. Img / Wayne McGahee III/Democrat, Tallahassee
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FSU football has continued to become successful in acquiring talent in the transfer portal. The Seminoles have certainly been a transfer portal destination.

The tight end position is something that head football coach Mike Norvell values in his offensive scheme. During the 2023 season, the Seminoles had the likes of Jaheim Bell, Kyle Morlock, and Markeston Douglas. All three options combined to have 69 receptions for 894 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Fans used to discuss about how Florida State had a high amount of scholarship tight end options on the roster. However, Coach Norvell can be very versatile within his offense when using the position. Tight ends can utilized on the outside, in the slot, in-line blocker, and even full back.

One name that the Seminoles recently had on a visit was Cornell graduate transfer tight end Emmanuel Adebi. He recently received a preferred-walk on offer from Florida State.

This is certainly a low-risk-high-reward play from the Seminoles. When evaluating his film, Adebi is a blocker who is not afraid to embrace that part of his game. Plus, he has blocked seven career kicks which is a Cornell school record. He also added 7 catches for 76 yards this past season.

Even with losing Jaheim Bell to the NFL Draft and Markeston Douglas transferring to Arizona State, Florida State had a talented option in four-star signee Landen Thomas. Norvell referred to Thomas as the "best tight end in America".

While it is expected that Morlock and Thomas to be two pivotal pieces in the tight end room, it could be beneficial to add a veteran option such as Emmanuel Adebi who can be a willing blocker as well as a key piece to the special teams rotation. Those characteristics can be helpful for a tight end room that is inexperienced.

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