Florida State is already losing serious talent to the NFL Draft in running back Dalvin Cook and offensive line Roderick Johnson. Both are juniors and while Cook was expected to leave after this season in which he broke records, Johnson is a bit of a surprise considering how weak the offensive line was for FSU.
It seems that another junior is declaring for the draft as well and his decision might be as questionable as Johnson’s.
And that report has been confirmed by several outlets so it is definitely happening. Rudolph had a solid season leading the Seminoles with 840 receiving yards on 56 catches for an even 15 yards per catch average. He also hauled in seven touchdowns and averaged 4.3 receptions per game.
While those numbers are nice, they’re not as good as many of the other receivers entering this draft and Walter Football has him ranked as the No. 14 receiver in the class. If he were to stay at FSU for another season he would undoubtedly have even better numbers with the improvement of quarterback Deondre Francois and the improvement of an offensive line that should keep him upright more in 2017.