Athlon publishes more than just a pre-season magazine. The latest is a list of players they see having a breakout season in 2013. And number eight on that list is FSU's Mario Edwards, one of two defensive ends on the list (the other is Ohio State's Noah Spence).
The top RB on their list is a guy who'll be a major threat when the Noles faceoff against Pitt on Labor Day night. Rusel Shell had had 641 yards on the ground and 103 receiving yards last year as a freshman for the Panthers. However, Shell is being allowed to skip spring practice while he "works through some challenges right now," according to Pitt Coach Paul Chryst. If you smell some spin here, you might be right. Rumors are that Shell is considering a transfer. Meaning one less thing for FSU to worry about on September 2.