FSU football has been red hot in the transfer portal within the last couple of weeks where they have acquired quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, running back Jaylin Lucas, wide receivers Jalen Brown and Malik Benson, defensive end Marvin Jones Jr., defensive tackle Grady Kelly, and cornerbacks Earl Little Jr. and Davonte Brown.
On Monday afternoon, the Seminoles added another defensive lineman to the fold in redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Tomiwa Durojaiye. He is listed at 6'4" and 280 pounds.
During the 2023 season, Durojaiye had a successful campaign with the Mountaineers where he recorded 23 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. He will have the versatility to play on the inside and edge of the defensive line.
This is a Florida State football team that needs talent acquisition given that they are having to replace the likes of Jared Verse, Braden Fiske, Fabien Lovett Sr., Malcolm Ray, Gilber Edmond, among others.
The Seminoles already have a great start on the defensive line pickups with Grady Kelly and Marvin Jones Jr., but they knew that more depth was needed at the position. Durojaiye is a versatile piece that has multiple years of eligibility. The coaching staff can mold him into someone that play either position.
When looking at the former West Virginia standout, players like Keir Thomas, Braden Fiske, and Dennis Briggs Jr. come to mind in terms of having defensive linemen being moved around to suit the specific formation.
I could envision Florida State looking at getting another defensive lineman presents in the transfer portal. While other positional needs may seem as important such as linebacker and offensive lineman, there is never such thing as too many pass rushers.
Florida State's defense is shaping up nicely after replacing some pieces that were deemed as important. Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller will have an arsenal to work with along the defensive line.