TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Florida State Seminoles received more good news Wednesday, just 48 hours after capturing the BCS national championship.
The school announced three first-team All-ACC players are coming back to school for their senior seasons and all three are key offensive players. Offensive linemen Cameron Irving and Tre’ Jackson will return to help open up the running game and protect Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston.
Irving had been projected to be a possible first-round draft pick, but could solidify his case as a top pick next year if he plays as well as he did this season. Both Jackson and Irving helped pave the way for the Seminoles to finish third in the ACC in rushing in 2013.
In addition, Winston will have one of his top wide receivers back next season. Wide receiver Rashad Greene, the team’s leading receiver last season, will return to the team next year.
If fellow wide receiver and BCS championship game hero Kelvin Benjamin returns for another season in Tallahassee; Winston may make another run at the Heisman Trophy next year. Benjamin and Greene would give the Noles an explosive offense that could make a run at the playoffs next season.