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FSU Could Set Record For First-Round Picks In 2015

Monday, May 12, 2014 2:55pm
  • Jameis Winston is a consensus top-10 pick in early 2015 mock drafts. (AP Photo)
     Jameis Winston is a consensus top-10 pick in early 2015 mock drafts. (AP Photo)

Florida State could be a year away from making history. The current record for most players selected from one school in the first round of a single NFL Draft is six, which Miami achieved in 2004.

Looking ahead to 2015, the Seminoles could have as many as seven first-round picks. At least that’s what the experts are saying, as the “way-too-early” 2015 mock drafts are starting to hit the internet.

In four of the prominent mock drafts that are already live — on CBSSports.com, USA Today, Mocking The Draft (SB Nation) and Walter Football — three Florida State players are listed in all of them. Four more appear in at least one of the mock drafts.

Below is a compilation of all the Seminoles that appear in the first rounds of the four mock drafts that we pulled, along with the pick where they’re slotted:

Jameis Winston, quarterback

  • CBS: 7th
  • USA Today: 7th
  • Mocking The Draft: 2nd
  • Walter Football: 2nd

P.J. Williams, cornerback

  • CBS: 16th
  • USA Today: 24th
  • Mocking The Draft: 16th
  • Walter Football: 8th

Cameron Erving, offensive tackle

  • CBS: 17th
  • USA Today: 17th
  • Mocking The Draft: 24th
  • Walter Football: 17th

Mario Edwards, defensive end

  • CBS: 26th
  • USA Today: 29th
  • Mocking The Draft: 14th
  • Walter Football: N/A

Ronald Darby, cornerback

  • CBS: N/A
  • USA Today: N/A
  • Mocking The Draft: 13th
  • Walter Football: 14th

Tre’ Jackson, offensive guard

  • CBS: N/A
  • USA Today: 32nd
  • Mocking The Draft: 6th
  • Walter Football: N/A

Nick O’Leary, tight end

  • CBS: 29th
  • USA Today: N/A
  • Mocking The Draft: N/A
  • Walter Football: N/A

Vic Beasley from Clemson, DeVante Parker from Louisville and Denzel Perryman from Miami are among the other ACC players that are listed as possible first-round picks.

There’s a long way to go from now and the 2015 NFL Draft, and everything will change significantly. But as it looks right now, Florida State could be set up for a special season and a draft load unlike any seen before.