December 28, 2007

FSU underclassmen: Who's leaving, who's staying?

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40 / hometown / class
Everette Brown 6-4/255, 4.6 / Stantonsburg, NC / rs.
Staying in school
Reasons to leave: Brown
is one of the best athletes on the team and has
dramatically improved his strength while reducing body
fat. He has a quick burst off the line, has a good motor
and has an excellent work ethic. If he left early he
would test out well at the NFL Combine.

to stay:
Brown has all the tools to be an elite
defensive end but hasn't shown enough consistently on the
field yet. He leads the team with six sacks but with his
natural ability and work ethic that number should be
probably be double. If he can refine his game and become
a complete defensive end, Brown has the potential to be a
college All-American and a first or second rounder in the
2009 draft.

Quote on whether he will be back:
"I put in for the (NFL) Advisory Board just to get
feedback and criticism so I know what to concentrate on
throughout the offseason. I want to become a better
player and have better knowledge of my position."

Draft Projection: 4th to 6th round.

2007 Statistics: 35 tackles (11 for loss), six sacks and 3
pass break-ups. Started seven games.
Notable: Brown did apply for a draft projection
from the NFL Advisory Board.
Final verdict: It is Brown's best interest to stay and
from all indications he plans to stay in school for his
senior season.

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