Four different FSU prospects are signing UDFA deals with NFL franchises.
Shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft, a quartet of former Florida State Seminoles signed deals with NFL teams to compete for an active spot on the roster.
Although FSU only had one draft pick in the first round and defensive end Jermaine Johnson, four Seminoles were among the top talent to broker deals in the fallout immediately after the draft ended.
Running back Jashaun Corbin, defensive end Keir Thomas, wide Andrew Parchment and offensive lineman Devontay Love-Taylor signed deals with NFL franchises on Saturday night and shared the news via social media.
The four ‘Noles who signed deals were former transfers to Tallahassee.
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After two seasons as Florida State’s top running back, Jashaun Corbin bypassed his final year of eligibility and entered the NFL Draft.
Corbin was picked up by the New York Giants soon after the draft ended.
While splitting carries with Treshaun Ward and quarterback Jordan Travis, Corbin rushed for 887 yards and seven touchdowns on 143 carries last season. He also led the Seminoles in receptions with 25 and returned kicks.
Although known for his physical running style between tackles, Corbin also displayed breakaway speed in 2022. He broke up a pair of touchdown passes for at least 75 yards, which tied a record of the FSU in one season previously established by Sammie Smith, Chris Thompson. and Dalvin Cook.
Corbin, a Florida native who began his career at Texas A&M, led the ACC last season in averaging 6.20 yards per carry.
Another Seminole out of the market shortly after the draft was defensive end Keir Thomas. Like his point counterpart and first-round pick Jermaine Johnson, Thomas transferred to FSU last season and has become a consistent starter.
He signed with the defending Super Bowl champion, the Los Angeles Rams.
Although Thomas didn’t post eye-popping stats like Johnson did, he did play a major role in improving Florida State’s defense.
The South Carolina transfer finished second on the team with 6.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss while earning third-team All-ACC honors.
On the other side of the line, tackle and guard Devontay Love-Taylor has signed a deal with Tampa Bay to continue his career with the pros.
Also a lineman for FIU earlier in college, Love-Taylor started 16 games over two seasons for FSU.
The first former ‘Nole to announce on social media that he had signed deals with an NFL franchise after the draft was Andrew Parchment.
Parchment tweeted that he had signed with the Carolina Panthers.
A transfer from Kansas last offseason, Parchment came to FSU and contributed 24 receptions for 363 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. He will of course be best known for a fourth catch against Miami that set up the game-winning touchdown. in a 31-28 victory.
Of the four FSU players to complete deals, all four were former transfers.
It was the second time in the past three years that FSU had only one player drafted. Prior to 2020, that hadn’t happened since the 2009 NFL Draft.
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