Nasirildeen to enter NFL Draft

Florida State senior safety Hamsah Nasirildeen has opted to enter the 2021 NFL Draft, a move that was expected but made official on Sunday afternoon.

Nasirildeen returned from knee surgery to play in FSU’s final two games of 2020, recording 13 tackles with an interception. He previously accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl but later stated that he had not made a stay-or-go decision.

“Even throughout this strange year, I was so happy for the opportunity to be back on the field with my brothers playing a game I love and helping establish a new foundation with this program,” Nasirildeen posted on Instagram. “I have grown so much on and off the field and want to thank everyone who has been part of that process, including my coaches, athletic trainers, academic staff and teammates. … I will always be part of the Seminole family, and it is with a thankful heart that I am announcing my intention to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.”

Nasirildeen’s decision is not unexpected but leaves a gaping hole in the secondary for 2021. Among the options for FSU at safety are Jarvis Brownlee Jr. (26 tackles), Renardo Green (27 tackles), Travis Jay (26 tackles) and Brendan Gant (32 tackles).

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