Here is what it said about each:
Cook: When Jameis Winston struggled with interceptions and inconsistency in 2014, it was Cook who helped carry the Seminoles’ offense through some of its toughest games. Just a freshman at the time, he became the centerpiece of the offense as a sophomore with 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns. He doesn’t have the raw power of a Leonard Fournette or a Jalen Hurd, but his combination of vision and quick feet is second to none and a thing of beauty.
Johnson: As a freshman in 2014, Johnson’s talent allowed the FSU coaching staff to move eventual first-round pick Cameron Erving from the all-important left tackle position to center in the middle of a College Football Playoff chase. As a sophomore, he was named the ACC’s best blocker as winner of the Jacobs Trophy. He’s dominant as a pass protector, and will prove to be excellent security for whichever quarterback the Seminoles ultimately name as a starter this fall.
Walker: Walker’s college career has been one of vast improvement, culminating with an assortment
of personal bests last year, including tackles (58), tackles for loss (15.5), sacks (10.5) and forced fumbles (4). What did all that mean to the Seminoles? He was named FSU’s co-defensive MVP along with the No. 5 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, Jalen Ramsey. NFL scouts will want to see more consistency from him in the area of run stopping.
Considering the list is not limited to upperclassmen and does include sophomores Calvin Ridley of Alabama and Josh Rosen of UCLA one major oversight: FSU sophomore S Derwin James.
Alabama has four players: OT Cam Robinson (12) and WR Calvin Ridley (14), and DE Jonathan Allen (3) and LB Tim Williams (11).
FSU, Alabama and Clemson (QB Deshawn Watson at No. 2 and WR Mike Williams at No. 6) are the only schools with more than one offensive player listed.
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