FSU football: 5 players who could become leaders in 2024

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The defense lost a difference-maker and NFL first-round talent when Jared Verse declared for the NFL Draft. Verse was a leader on and off the field and was one of the best trash-talkers. Many guys were not fans of Verse when he arrived in Tallahassee because of it, but his play backed it up, and a star was born. Oregon State's Lolohei isn't Jared Verse from a talent standpoint but brings All-Pac 12 pedigree to the table and solid production.

He plays with an incredible motor that's infectious, similar to the havoc Braden Fiske brought to games. While I don't expect Lolohei to take Verse's spot from a production standpoint, he's a guy who's played on some solid defenses the past two seasons. I think he'll fit in nicely because he seems like a guy that enjoys being on the field.