Florida State's all-time NFL Draft picks, from Mike Sellers to Cam Akers

Jim Henry
Tallahassee Democrat
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The 2021 NFL Draft starts Thursday at 8 p.m. Thursday on ESPN, ABC and the ESPN app. In case you are wondering, here are Florida State's all-time NFL Draft selections. The Seminoles could have as many as six players selected this season, led by cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. 


Cam Akers RB Los Angeles Rams 2nd (52)


Brian Burns DE Carolina Panthers 1st (16)

Demarcus Christmas DT Seattle Seahawks 6th (209)

FSU’s Derwin James tackles Louisville’s Lamar Jackson during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.


Derwin James DB Los Angeles Chargers 1st (17)

 Derrick Nnadi DT Kansas City Chiefs 3rd (75)

 Rick Leonard OT New Orleans Saints 4th (127)

 Josh Sweat DE Philadelphia Eagles 4th (130)

 Ryan Izzo TE New England Patriots 7th (250)

 Auden Tate WR Cincinnati Bengals 7th (253)


Dalvin Cook RB Minnesota Vikings 2nd (41)

DeMarcus Walker DE Denver Broncos 2nd (51)

Roderick Johnson OT Cleveland Browns 5th (160)

 Marquez White CB Dallas Cowboys 6th (216)


Jalen Ramsey DB Jacksonville Jaguars 1st (5)

Roberto Aguayo K Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2nd (59) 

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be the headliner on Sunday for the first day of the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Jameis Winston QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st (1)

Cameron Erving OL Cleveland Browns 1st (19)

Mario Edwards, Jr. DE Oakland Raiders 2nd (35)

 Eddie Goldman DT Chicago Bears 2nd (39)

 Ronald Darby CB Buffalo Bills 2nd (50)

 P.J. Williams CB New Orleans Saints 3rd (78)

 Tre' Jackson G New England Patriots 4th (111)

 Rashad Greene WR Jacksonville Jaguars 5th (139)

 Karlos Williams RB Buffalo Bills 5th (155)

 Nick O'Leary TE Buffalo Bills 6th (194)

 Bobby Hart OL New York Giants 7th (226)

With Auburn defender Chris Davis, 11, hanging all over him, Kelvin Benjamin pulls in the game winning catch as Florida State defeats Auburn 34-31 to take the BCS National Championship game on Monday Jan., 6, 2014. The Florida State Seminoles used late game heroics to take down the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.


Kelvin Benjamin WR Carolina Panthers 1st (28)

 Lamarcus Joyner DB St. Louis Rams 2nd (41)

Timmy Jernigan DT Baltimore Ravens 2nd (48)

Terrence Brooks DB Baltimore Ravens 3rd (79)

Devonta Freeman RB Atlanta Falcons 4th (103)

Bryan Stork OL New England Patriots 4th (105)

Telvin Smith LB Jacksonville Jaguars 5th (144)

Former FSU quarterback EJ Manuel is now a college football analyst on the ACC Network.


EJ Manuel QB Buffalo Bills 1st (16)

 Bjoern Werner DE Indianapolis Colts 1st (24)

 Xavier Rhodes CB Minnesota Vikings 1st (25)

 Tank Carradine DE San Francisco 2nd (40)

 Menelik Watson OL Oakland Raiders 2nd (42)

 Chris Thompson RB Washington Redskins 5th (154)

 Brandon Jenkins DE Washington Redskins 5th (162)

 Dustin Hopkins K Buffalo Bills 6th (177)

 Nick Moody LB San Francisco 6th (180)

 Vince Williams LB Pittsburgh Steelers 6th (206)

 Everett Dawkins DT Minnesota Vikings 7th (229)

Philadelphia Eagles' linebacker Nigel Bradham, with his son Nazir, 3, returns home to Crawfordville as a Super Bowl champion, playing the part of Grand Marshall in a parade at this year’s Wakulla County Christian Coalition’s Black History Festival. Bradham played football locally at Florida State and Wakulla High School.


Nigel Bradham LB Buffalo Bills 4th (105)

 Zebrie Sanders T Buffalo Bills 5th (144)

 Mike Harris CB Jacksonville Jaguars 6th (176)

 Andrew Datko OL Green Bay Packers 7th (241)


Christian Ponder QB Minnesota Vikings 1st (12)

 Rodney Hudson OL Kansas City Chiefs 2nd (55)

 Markus White DE Washington Redskins 7th (224)


Patrick Robinson CB New Orleans Saints 1st (32)

 Myron Rolle S Tennessee Titans 6th (207)

 Dakoda Watson LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7th (217)


Everette Brown DE Carolina Panthers 2nd (43)

Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Geno Hayes (55) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


Andre Fluellen DT Detroit Lions 3rd (87)

 Letroy Guion DT Minnesota Vikings 5th (152)

Geno Hayes LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6th (175)


Lawrence Timmons LB Pittsburgh Steelers 1st (15)

 Buster Davis LB Arizona Cardinals 3rd (69)

 Lorenzo Booker RB Miami Dolphins 3rd (71)

 Mario Henderson OL Oakland Raiders 3rd (91)

 Chris Davis WR Tennessee Titans 4th (128)


Ernie Sims LB Detroit Lions 1st (9)

 Kamerion Wimbley DE Cleveland Browns 1st (13)

 Brodrick Bunkley DT Philadelphia Eagles 1st (14)

 Antonio Cromartie CB San Diego Chargers 1st (19)

 Willie Reid WR Pittsburgh Steelers 3rd (95)

 Leon Washington RB New York Jets 4th (117)

 Pat Watkins S Dallas Cowboys 5th (138)

 A.J. Nicholson LB Cincinnati Bengals 5th (157)


Travis Johnson DT Houston Texans 1st (16)

Alex Barron OT St. Louis Rams 1st (19)

 Bryant McFadden CB Pittsburgh Steelers 2nd (62)

 Ray Willis OT Seattle Seahawks 4th (105)

 Craphonso Thorpe WR Kansas City Chiefs 4th (116)

 Jerome Carter S St. Louis Rams 4th (117)

 Chauncey Davis DE Atlanta Falcons 4th (128)

 Eric Moore DE New York Giants 6th (186)


Michael Boulware LB Seattle Seahawks 2nd (53)

 Greg Jones RB Jacksonville Jaguars 2nd (55)

 Darnell Dockett DT Arizona Cardinals 3rd (64)

 Kendyll Pope LB Indianapolis Colts 4th (107)

 P.K. Sam WR New England Patriots 5th (164)

Oct 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin (80) catches a pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks (33) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Anquan Boldin WR Arizona Cardinals 2nd (54)

 Alonzo Jackson DE Pittsburgh Steelers 2nd (59)

 Montrae Holland OG New Orleans Saints 4th (102)

 Brett Williams OT Kansas City Chiefs 4th (113)

 Todd Williams OG Tennessee Titans 7th (225)

 Talman Gardner WR New Orleans Saints 7th (231)

2002 Javon Walker WR Green Bay Packers 1st (20)

 Chris Hope FS Pittsburgh Steelers 3rd (94)


Jamal Reynolds DE Green Bay Packers 1st (10)

 Derrick Gibson RV Oakland Raiders 1st (28)

 Tommy Polley LB St. Louis Rams 2nd (42)

 Tay Cody CB San Diego Chargers 3rd (67)

 Snoop Minnis FLK Kansas City Chiefs 3rd (77)

 Brian Allen LB St. Louis Rams 3rd (83)

 Travis Minor TB Miami Dolphins 3rd (85)

 Chris Weinke QB Carolina Panthers 4th (106)

 Char-ron Dorsey OT Dallas Cowboys 7th (242)


Peter Warrick FLK Cincinnati Bengals 1st (4)

 Corey Simon NG Philadelphia Eagles 1st (6)

 Sebastian Janikowski PK Oakland Raiders 1st (17)

 Ron Dugans SE Cincinnati Bengals 3rd (66)

 Laveranues Coles SE New York Jets 3rd (78)

 Jerry Johnson DT Denver Broncos 4th (101)

 Mario Edwards CB Dallas Cowboys 6th (180)


Tony Bryant DE Oakland Raiders 2nd (40)

 Larry Smith DT Jacksonville Jaguars 2nd (56)

 Dexter Jackson FS Tampa Bay 4th (113)

 Lamarr Glenn FB Tampa Bay 6th (195)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham scrambles out of the grasp of Arizona Cardinals' Andre Wadsworth, right.


Andre Wadsworth DL Arizona Cardinals 1st (3)

 Tra Thomas OT Philadelphia Eagles 1st (11)

 Sam Cowart OLB Buffalo Bills 2nd (39)

 Samari Rolle CB Tennessee Oilers 2nd (46)

 E.G. Green WR Indianapolis Colts 3rd (71)

 Greg Spires DE New England Patriots 3rd (83)

 Julian Pittman DT New Orleans Saints 4th (99)

 Shevin Smith SS Tampa Bay 6th (184)

 Kevin Long C Tennessee Oilers 7th (229)


Peter Boulware DE Baltimore Ravens 1st (4)

 Walter Jones OT Seattle Seahawks 1st (6)

 Warrick Dunn RB Tampa Bay 1st (12)

 Reinard Wilson DE Cincinnati Bengals 1st (14)

 Henri Crockett LB Atlanta Falcons 4th (100)

 Vernon Crawford LB New England Patriots 5th (159)

 Byron Capers DB Philadelphia Eagles 7th (225)


Clay Shiver C Dallas Cowboys 3rd (67) 

 Danny Kanell QB New York Giants 4th (130) 

 Phillip Riley WR Philadelphia Eagles 6th (199) 

 Orpheus Roye DE Pittsburgh Steelers 6th (200)


Derrick Alexander DE Minnesota Vikings 1st (11)

 Devin Bush DB Atlanta Falcons 1st (26)

 Derrick Brooks LB Tampa Bay 1st (28)

 Corey Fuller DB Minnesota Vikings 2nd (55)

 Zack Crockett RB Indianapolis Colts 3rd (79)

 Tamarick Vanover WR Kansas City Chiefs 3rd (81)

 Chris Cowart LB San Diego Chargers 4th (100)

 Clifton Abraham DB Tampa Bay 5th (143)

 Kez McCorvey WR Detroit Lions 5th (156) 

 'OMar Ellison WR San Diego Chargers 5th (162) 


William Floyd FB San Francisco 49ers 1st (28)

 Lonnie Johnson TE Buffalo Bills 2nd (61) 

 Corey Sawyer DB Cincinnati Bengals 4th (104) 

 Sean Jackson RB Houston Oilers 4th (129)

 Kevin Knox WR Buffalo Bills 6th (192)

 Toddrick McIntosh DT Dallas Cowboys 7th (216)

Former FSU linebacker Marvin Jones will have his jersey retired by the school on Oct. 10.


Marvin Jones LB New York Jets 1st (4)

 Carl Simpson DT Chicago Bears 2nd (35)

 Dan Footman DE Cleveland Browns 2nd (42)

 Reggie Freeman LB New Orleans Saints 2nd (53) 

 Sterling Palmer DE Washington Redskins 4th (101)

 Shannon Baker WR Atlanta Falcons 8th (205)


Terrell Buckley DB Green Bay Packers 1st (5)

 Amp Lee RB San Francisco 49ers 2nd (45)

 Howard Dinkins LB Atlanta Falcons 3rd (73)

 Casey Weldon QB Philadelphia Eagles 4th (102)

 Edgar Bennett RB Green Bay Packers 4th (103) 

 Brad Johnson QB Minnesota Vikings 9th (227) 


Reggie Johnson TE Denver Broncos 2nd (30)

 Lawrence Dawsey WR Tampa Bay 3rd (66) 

 Anthony Moss LB New York Giants 5th (139)

 Richie Andrews PK Detroit Lions 6th (151)

 Hayward Haynes OG New Orleans Saints 7th (182)

FSU vs. Clemson 1988. LeRoy Butler runs the ball, eluding Donnell Woolford.


Dexter Carter RB San Francisco 49ers 1st (25) 

 LeRoy Butler DB Green Bay Packers 2nd (48)

 Peter Tom Willis QB Chicago Bears 3rd (63)

 Ron Lewis WR San Francisco 49ers 3rd (68)

 Eric Hayes DT Seattle Seahawks 5th (119) 

 Odell Haggins DT San Francisco 49ers 9th (248)

 Terry Anthony WR Tampa Bay 11th (281)


Deion Sanders DB Atlanta Falcons 1st (5)

 Sammie Smith RB Miami Dolphins 1st (9)

 Pat Tomberlin G Indianapolis Colts 4th (99)

 Marion Butts RB San Diego Chargers 7th (183) 

 Victor Floyd RB San Diego Chargers 11th (287)

 Stan Shiver DB Green Bay Packers 12th (310)


Pat Carter TE Detroit Lions 2nd (32)

 Paul McGowan LB Minnesota Vikings 9th (237)

 Martin Mayhew DB Buffalo Bills 10th (262)

 Danny McManus QB Kansas City Chiefs 11th (282)


Gerald Nichols NT New York Jets 7th (187)

Former Florida State Seminoles (left to right) Jesse Solomon, Warrick Dunn and Chris Thompson together at a Seminole football game.


Hassan Jones WR Minnesota Vikings 5th (120)

 John Ionata G Dallas Cowboys 9th (242)

 Cletis Jones RB New England Patriots 10th (276)

 Garth Jax LB Dallas Cowboys 11th (296)

 Jesse Solomon LB Minnesota Vikings 12th (318)

 Isaac Williams DT Indianapolis Colts 12th (326) 


Jesse Hester WR Los Angeles Raiders 1st (23)

 Greg Allen RB Cleveland Browns 2nd (35) 

 Billy Allen RB New Orleans Saints 4th (95)

 Eric Riley DB Denver Broncos 8th (222)

 Roosevelt Snipes RB San Fransico 49ers 8th (supplemental draft)


Alphonso Carreker DE Green Bay Packers 1st (12)

 Weegie Thompson WR Pittsburgh Steelers 4th (108)

 Rohn Stark P Baltimore Colts 2nd (34)

 Ron Hester LB Miami Dolphins 6th (164)

 Mike Whiting RB Dallas Cowboys 11th (304)

Florida State went 39-8 and played in three bowl games during Bobby Butler's career (1977-80).


Bobby Butler DB Atlanta Falcons 1st (25)

 Ken Lanier T Denver Broncos 5th (125)

 Ron Simmons DT Cleveland Browns 6th (160)

 Paul Piurowski LB Dallas Cowboys 8th (218)

 Bill Capece K Houston Oilers 12th (324)


Mark Lyles RB Cincinnati Bengals 8th (196)

 Jackie Flowers WR Dallas Cowboys 9th (246)

 Walter Carter DT Oakland Raiders 10th (264)

 Jimmy Jordan QB New England Patriots 12th (320)


Willie Jones DE Oakland Raiders 2nd (42)

 Nate Henderson T St. Louis Cardinals 11th (283)


Bobby Jackson DB New York Jets 6th (141)

 Louis Richardson DE New York Jets 10th (254) 

 Larry Key RB Green Bay Packers 10th (256) 

 Nat Terry DB Pittsburgh Steelers 11th (279)


Gary Woolford DB Houston Oilers 6th (148)

 Steve Mathieson QB Detroit Lions 9th (236)


Greg Johnson DT Philadelphia Eagles 5th (135)

 Randy Coffield LB Seattle Seahawks 10th (266)

 Lee Nelson DB St. Louis Cardinals 15th (420)

 Eddie McMillen DB Seattle Seahawks (expansion) 

 Barry Smith WR Tampa Bay (expansion) 


Bert Cooper LB New York Jets 12th (299)


Buzzy Lewis DB Baltimore Colts 17th (436) 

Barry Smith


Barry Smith WR Green Bay Packers 1st (21)

 J.T. Thomas DB Pittsburgh Steelers 1st (24)

 Gary Huff QB Chicago Bears 2nd (33)

 Eddie McMillen DB Los Angeles Rams 4th (95)

 Charlie Hunt LB San Francisco 49ers 10th (253) 

 Gary Parris TE San Diego Chargers 15th (372)


Rhett Dawson WR Houston Oilers 10th (240)

 Richard Amman DE Dallas Cowboys 10th (260)

 Kent Gaydos TE Oakland Raiders 2th (306)


Tom Bailey RB Philadelphia Eagles 10th (256)

 Bill Cappleman QB Minnesota Vikings 2nd (51)

 Grant Guthrie K Buffalo Bills 6th (135) 

 Jeff Curchin OT Chicago Bears 6th (136)

 Phil Abraira DB Chicago Bears 15th (366)

At the end of his FSU career in 1968, wide receiver Ron Sellers' 3,598 receiving yards were the most in college football history.


Ron Sellers SE Boston Patriots 1st (6)

 Chip Glass TE Cleveland Browns 3rd (72)

 Bill Rhodes G St. Louis Cardinals 4th (97)

 Walt Sumner DB Cleveland Browns 7th (176)

 Dale McCullers LB Miami Dolphins 12th (297)


Kim Hammond QB Miami Dolphins 6th (142)

 Lane Fenner FL San Diego Chargers 7th (183)

 Thurston Taylor TE Philadelphia Eagles 12th (312)

 Bill Moreman RB New York Giants 14th (368)

 Wayne McDuffie C Cleveland Browns 17th (455)


Del Williams C New Orleans Saints 3rd (79)

 Larry Kissam T Miami Dolphins 17th (422)


Jack Shinholser LB Washington Redskins 9th (NFL)

 Oakland Raiders 19th (AFL)

 Jim Mankins FB Green Bay Packers 12th (NFL)

 Miami Dolphins 6th (AFL Redshirt draft)

 Bill McDowell LB San Diego Chargers 20th (AFL)

 Joe Avezzano C Boston Patriots 6th (AFL Redshirt draft)

Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff tries to escape Atlanta Falcons defensive back John Mallory at Fulton County Stadium on Dec. 5, 1971 in Atlanta.


Fred Biletnikoff FL Oakland Raiders 2nd (AFL)

 Steve Tensi QB San Diego Chargers 4th (AFL)

 Baltimore Colts 16th (NFL)

 Don Floyd E San Diego Chargers 14th (AFL)

 Jack Edwards C San Diego Chafgers 20th (AFL)

 Frank Pennie OT Oakland Raiders 9th (AFL Redshirt draft)


Bill Dawson TE Los Angeles Rams 12th (NFL)

 Boston Patriots 19th (AFL)


Keith Kinderman RB San Diego Chargers 3rd (AFL)


Don Donatelli C St. Louis Cardinals 18th

 Ed Trancygier QB Washington Redskins 20th


Bud Whitehead HB LA Chargers 16th (AFL) 

 Tony Romeo TE Washington Redskins 19th

 Bill Kimber DE Minnesota Vikings (expansion)


Bobby Renn DB Cleveland Browns 22nd

 Ron Schomburger OL Washington Redskins 23rd

FSU running back Lee Corso, who has gone on to a prestigious career with ESPN, was one of the many Seminoles who helped lay the groundwork for the program in the 1950s.


Lee Corso QB Chicago Cardinals 29th


George Boyer LB Los Angeles Rams 8th

 Jerry Jacobs OG Pittsburgh Steelers 19th


Tom Feamster OT Los Angeles Rams 4th

 Bill Proctor OL Cleveland Browns 20th


Bobby Fiveash RB San Fransisco 49ers 16th

 Tom Feamster OT Chicago Bears 25th

 Bill Mote T New York Giants 29th


Roy Thompson B Cleveland Browns 12th


Mike Sellers B Cleveland Browns 12th

 Wayne Benner B Cleveland Browns 24th

 Bill Driver B Cleveland Browns 29th

- Information supplied by Seminoles.com 

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