O'Leary's sure hands, quickness and solid route-running had many considering him one of the top preseason TE prospects for the 2015 draft, but a second motorcycle accident that resulted in a severe ankle injury rendered him inactive for the spring and could threaten to set him back, both on the team's depth chart and in the eyes of NFL scouts entering the 2014 season.
--Derek Stephens (7/14/14)
The grandson of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and a 2013 All-ACC second-team honoree, O'Leary finally showed why he was the top TE recruit in the nation out of high school after two ho-hum seasons in Tallahassee, compiling 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM (MEDIA): TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State (86) 6-3 244 Senior Palm Beach, Fla.,...One of the nation's top all-around tight ends. A hard-nosed, old-school player who doesn't wear gloves and possesses strong hands with a knack for finding the ball whenever it is thrown in his direction. Also excels as a blocker and a punishing runner. Expected to hold every Florida State record for tight ends when his career concludes. - Florida State football