The Florida State Seminoles wrapped up spring practice on Saturday afternoon with the annual Garnet & Gold Game at Doak Campbell Stadium. While the Gold team prevailed 38-17, the day was more about getting an inside look into the construction of the 2015 Seminoles roster. With that being said, here's 3 things we learned from the Florida State Seminoles spring game.
Sean Maguire Has Grit To His Game
Expected 2015 starting quarterback Sean Maguire's day started off in relatively nightmarish fashion, as Derwin James picked off an errant throw for a 41-yard pick six, opening the scoring with a Gold touchdown.
Maguire settled down and bounced back, though, completing 12 of his next 20 throws for 212 yards. While his footwork looked erratic to close things out, the kid showcased the internal toughness necessary to be a starter at college football's highest level.
The Early Enrollees Won The Day
In addition to the aforementioned James interception, Saturday showcased other young early enrollees ready to make an instant impact in Tallahassee. WR George Campbell has a 65-yard score, while RB Jacques Patrick led all rushers with 81 yards on the ground (including an 11-yard TD).
Youth was served on this day, and that's great news for Florida State's future.
The FSU defensive line has been depleted by departures after the 2014 NFL season, but Rick Leonard and Lorenzo Featherston stepped up in a huge way on Saturday to soothe some of the worries surrounding the unit.
Featherston had two sacks before halftime, and Leonard was a pure disruptive force at the point of attack. If both can keep the level of intensity and production at their levels shown this spring, the D-line will be in much better shape than initially feared.
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