TE MARKESTON DOUGLAS
Florida State fans are quite aware of how head football coach Mike Norvell feels about his tight ends. I remember the days when individuals would ask the following question: "Why do the Seminoles need so many tight ends?". Tight ends are being heavily utilized in the offense where they are used as blockers, in-line receiving threats, in the slot, and on the outside.
Unfortunately, the Seminoles lost former South Carolina tight end transfer Jaheim Bell to the NFL. During the 2023 season, Bell played tremendously for Florida State where he recorded 39 receptions for 503 yards and 2 touchdowns.
He was the third-leading pass catcher on the team. With his loss, the Seminoles had to now rely on the services of Kyle Morlock and Markeston "Biscuit" Douglas. However, Douglas announced that he would be entering the transfer portal (ended up transferring to Arizona State to be coached by former offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham).
Douglas had 11 receptions for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns during last year's campaign. The former three-star prospect in the Class of 2020 had been a serviceable option for the Seminoles. With the loss of Douglas, Florida State could have to rely on true freshman Landen Thomas (someone that Norvell referred to as "the best tight end in America").