Kaindoh enters NFL Draft

Florida State redshirt junior defensive end Joshua Kaindoh announced on Sunday afternoon he will enter the NFL Draft.

Kaindoh had 13 tackles and three tackles for loss but no sacks in eight games in 2020. His biggest play of the year was an interception of UNC quarterback Sam Howell that he returned for a touchdown, part of FSU’s upset of the No. 5 Tar Heels.

He missed most of the 2019 season with a leg injury.

“It’s been an extremely challenging four years at FSU, but I couldn’t be more proud to be a Seminole! I’ve had some of the highest and lowest points of my life at this University, and I’m grateful to be where I am today,” Kaindoh posted on his Instagram. “After much contemplation and prayer, I’ve ultimately decided to move on and pursue my dream of playing in the NFL. I’d like thank God for continuing to guide me on this journey. I’d also like to thank Coach Norvell and the rest of the coaching staff, previous coaching staffs, the academic staff, athletic training staff, support staff, and anyone else involved in the FSU football program for all the unconditional love and support you showed me. Lastly, thank you, Nole Nation, for your continuous support during my time here at Florida State. I’ll forever be apart of the Seminole family!”

Kaindoh joins a large group of FSU players who have entered the NFL Draft, including Asante Samuel Jr., Hamsah Nasirildeen, Janarius Robinson and Marvin Wilson.

FSU has some major questions at defensive end after losing Kaindoh and Robinson to the draft as well as Leonard Warner to the transfer portal. The Seminoles landed transfer Jermaine Johnson from Georgia on Saturday, who brings a veteran piece to the group. FSU also has young options like Derrick McLendon II and Josh Griffis, as well as signees like Patrick Payton, George Wilson and Shambre Jackson.

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