ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Tarvarus McFadden #4 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter against the Mississippi Rebels during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida State loses two key starters to NFL Draft


Two FSU starters have officially declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wide receiver Auden Tate and cornerback Tarvarius McFadden both announced their decisions to forego their respective senior seasons via Twitter on Saturday.

Tate recorded 40 receptions for 548 yards and 10 touchdowns during 12 games in 2017, which included five receptions for 84 yards and three touchdowns during the Seminoles' 42-13 victory over Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl.

The Tampa native rated as a 4-star prospect and ranked as the No. 272 overall player for the 2015 national recruiting cycle.


McFadden finished his junior campaign with 30 tackles and 10 pass breakups, as well as 105 all-purpose yards and one touchdown. As a sophomore, the Fort Lauderdale native won the Jack Tatum Trophy and was a All-ACC first-teamer.

McFadden rated as a 5-star prospect and ranked as the No. 15 overall player for the 2015 national recruiting cycle.