Samuels to enter NFL Draft early

Stanford Samuels III announced on social media on Thursday afternoon that he would be entering the NFL Draft.

Samuels had 60 tackles, seven pass break ups and two interceptions as a junior in 2019.

“The support and sacrifices of so many people to help me reach these dreams means so much that thank you seems insufficient, but I appreciate all of you,” Samuels wrote in part. “I will cherish the relationships I’ve been able to make with my FSU Football brothers for the rest of my life.”

Samuels did not travel with the Seminoles on Thursday to El Paso for the bowl game against Arizona State and is not expected to play in the bowl game on Dec. 31, according to a team spokesperson.

Samuels is the second FSU player to make public his intention to leave FSU for the NFL. Cam Akers also stated that he would skip FSU’s bowl game and go pro.

Defensive end Janarius Robinson previously stated that he would be returning for this senior season in 2020.



  1. Jim Gladden

    I am disappointed to see the guys who declare early for the Draft leave their Team Mates right before the Bowl Game where they are desperately needed to help the team finish with a winning Record. What if Andre Wadsworth had decided to go out early, he stayed for his Senior and Became the Highest Draft Choice in FSU History to that date. He was the N0. 3 pick in the First Round and earned himself Several Million Dollars more by staying. Just an OLD FASHIONED OPINION BY AN OLD COACH.

  2. Clif Curry

    Exactly Jim Gladden

  3. Jerry Gray

    Great opinion from a great coach! Things have change and not for the better. it is all about me a lot of the players only care about themselves. the team does not matter any more a sad trend in college football.

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