Florida State began transitioning from a pro-style offense to an up-tempo spread scheme in 2018.
The change came with turbulence as the Seminoles had to compensate for a depleted offensive line while also adjusting to drastically different offensive principles. As FSU went to the spread, it eventually leaned on incorporating a different style of receiver into the mix and this ultimately opened up room for some first-year contributors. Redshirt freshman Tamorrion Terry thrived as a deep threat in the open system while athletic rookies Tre’Shaun Harrison and Keyshawn Helton proved to be playmakers from the slot. FSU is now searching for a new offensive coordinator, but the spread concepts and reliance on temp will remain intact, giving the freshmen a base to build on moving forward.
Noles247, with help from Pro Football Focus, takes a look at how each first-year player did on offense in 2018. PFF Grades are on a scale of 0-100. Anything in the 90s represents an elite performer, 60-70 is replacement level, and less than 60 gets into the below average range.