Former FSU DT Braden Fiske listed as top-ten prospect at his position by 33rdTeam

Former Florida State defensive tackle Braden Fiske was listed as a top-ten prospect at his position by 33rdTeam.

Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State defensive lineman Braden Fiske (DL07) works out
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State defensive lineman Braden Fiske (DL07) works out / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida State football benefitted from its defensive performance down the stretch in the rivalry game versus Florida and the ACC Championship Game versus Louisville. Even though the Seminoles did not have the opportunity to compete for the 4-team College Football Playoff "invitational", the defensive contributors were legit.

Florida State fans did not know what to expect from Fiske when he arrived in Tallahassee. Everyone thought that defensive tackles such as Fabien Lovett Sr., Joshua Farmer, and Darrell Jackson Jr. (before the NCAA did not let him play) would be bigger contributors than Fiske.

When the talented defensive tackle was with Western Michigan in four seasons, he recorded 148 total tackles (27 for loss) and 13.5 sacks. That was solid college production. However, it was reasonable to ask if it would translate to when he comes to Florida State.

Fiske played well during his career with the Seminoles. However, he played out of his mind in the ACC Championship Game this past season where he had nine total tackles (4.5 for loss) and three sacks. That is unheard of for an interior defensive lineman. He was disruptive in every aspect that night as he wanted the Seminoles to get an ACC Championship.

Fiske has continued his dominance as he heads to the pros where he has been sensational with his NFL Draft Combine performance and has allowed himself to gain a ton of life-changing money.

The 33rd Team classified Fiske as the ninth-best defensive tackle prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. Hopefully, that means that he has elevated himself to be at least a second-round draft pick. It could be difficult to envision an interior defensive lineman being drafted as a first-rounder, but crazier things have happened.

It would be great to see a Florida-based NFL team take a chance on Fiske so that Florida State football fans could easily drive down to see him play professionally.

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