Dec 1, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Florida State Seminoles defensive back Xavier Rhodes (27) lines up during the second half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2012 ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Georgia Tech 21-15. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles' Xavier Rhodes Declares For 2013 NFL Draft

The Florida State Seminoles put together an impressive season that ended on Tuesday night after a match up in the 2013 Orange Bowl against the Northern Illinois Huskies. Florida State ended their season with a dominating win in the game.

Following the final whistle, yet another Seminoles defensive star announced his plans to forgo his final year of eligibility to head to the NFL.

Defensive back Xavier Rhodes announced his plans to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

I’m excited,” Rhodes said following the Orange Bowl, per the Tallahassee Democrat. “After last year I was thinking about it. And then I stayed healthy this season. I wanted to basically focus on this season and not really worry about it (the NFL). I wanted to get my team here. That’s what I did.”

Rhodes is a fringe first-round prospect and has a real chance to hear his name called in the first thirty two picks.

This season, Rhodes was named a First-Team All-ACC defensive back after leading Florida State in interceptions and passes defensed. He is an experienced three-year starter and will attract the attention of NFL scouts and personnel members.

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