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2015 NFL DRAFT

Xavier Rhodes, CB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 210 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1721
2012 Season
Tied for the team lead with three interception. Named first-team All-ACC by the coaches and media. Finished the regular season with seven pass break-ups and 34 tackles.

Preseason watch list candidate for the Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Nagurski Trophy.

2011 Season
Second-year starter at cornerback who was part of a three-man starting rotation with Mike Harris and Greg Reid...registered 43 stops (36 solo) on the season with 1.5 tackles for loss, one INT and four pass-breakups...made five tackles at Clemson, at Wake Forest and Duke...tallied a season-high six tackles against Maryland...intercepted his first pass of the season against NC State...finished with four tackles in the win over Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl...selected as the Mr. Dependable Skill Award winner at the team's annual banquet.
2010 Season
Redshirt freshman who started all 14 games at the boundary cornerback position and emerged as a promising young star for FSU's vastly improved defense...a consensus Freshman All-American, Rhodes was voted the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year...also earned National Defensive Freshman of the Year honors from Collegefootballnews.com...tall and rangy, he used those physical attributes to record 12 pass breakups and four interceptions, good for a share of the team lead...his pass breakups and 16 passes defended led all freshmen nationally...credited with three pass breakups in pivotal Atlantic Division wins over Boston College and Clemson...also intercepted a pass in the end zone against the Tigers which proved to swing the momentum in the Seminoles' 16-13 victory...previous interceptions came against BYU and NC State...a sure tackler, the Miami native ranked seventh on the team with 58 stops and his 49 solo tackles ranked fourth...Rhodes' ability to play close to the line of scrimmage in coverage enabled him to collect 3.5 tackles for loss on the season and two sacks...recovered the first two fumbles of his career in FSU's home finale against Florida in a 31-7 rout...named one of the top newcomers on defense at the annual Florida State football banquet.
2009 Season
Appeared in two games - Boston College and Georgia Tech - on special teams before suffering a hand injury that sidelined him for the balance of the season.
Injury Report
2009: Suffered a season-ending hand injury while playing special teams in the second game of the season.

2011: Suffered a knee injury in the team's bowl victory over Notre Dame and was sidelined for the team's spring practices.

Personal
Excelled on both sides of the football in high school...led Miami Norland in both rushing and receiving as a senior, earned Miami Herald All-Dade honors as an all-purpose back...also earned All-Dade honors on the defensive side of the ball...played in the 12th annual Nike South Florida All-Star game...as a junior recorded more than 1,000 all-purpose yards...chose FSU over offers from West Virginia, Auburn and FIU...born June 19, 1990.
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 12. CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (6-2, 210, 4JR)...There are some questions about his long speed, but Rhodes is a true bump-and-run corner who can match up with physical receivers and stay in their hip pocket. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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