For NFL Talent, You Still Can Do Worse Than Florida Rivalry Games

By Dave George, Palm Beach Post Sports Columnist

 

Here’s a heartwarming tidbit from the NFL Draft.

When it comes to total accumulation of talent on one field, you can still do a lot worse than buying a ticket for an FSU-Florida or FSU-Miami game.

When the Seminoles beat Florida 24-19 last November, there were a total of 19 eventual 2015 draft picks in the game. Four of those – Jameis Winston and Cameron Erving for FSU, Dante Fowler, Jr., and D.J. Humphries for the Gators – were first-rounders.

AP photo

AP photo

In FSU’s 30-26 win over Miami, 18 players in that game were bound for the 2015 draft. Again, four of them were first-rounders, with Miami’s Ereck Flowers and Phillip Dorsett adding to the FSU pair.

Comparatively, the Texas-Oklahoma game featured 11 players who would be drafted in 2015.

Auburn-Alabama had 12, Ohio State-Michigan had eight and Notre Dame-USC had seven.

FSU plays the Hurricanes Oct. 10 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles travel to Gainesville to play the Gators Nov. 28.

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In the mood for a limerick?

Too bad. I got the music in me and I just can’t keep it in

 

There is a young star named Giancarlo

Who brings baseball fans in by the carload.

Three twenty-five million,

Or was it gazillion?

For him Fish will beg, steal or borrow