FSU flexes on ACC after having most picks from conference at 2024 NFL draft

2024 NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7
2024 NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7 / Nic Antaya/GettyImages

FSU flexed on the ACC via a press release on the Noles' official website pointing out that when it comes to the NFL draft, Florida State reigns supreme.

"The Florida State football program produced 10 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, which concluded Saturday, and was the only team in the country to have multiple defensive linemen, multiple defensive backs and multiple wide receivers selected," the release read. "Florida State had 10 picks in a single draft for the fourth time in program history, matching the mark from 1995 and trailing only the ACC-record 11 picks in the 2013 and 2015 NFL Drafts. The 10 draft picks tied for the third-highest among all programs nationally in 2024 and were four more than the second-place ACC team."

In any other year ever, such a release probably doesn't garner a second thought. After a 13-0 season in 2023, it's not a shock to see the Seminoles have so many players taken by NFL franchises.

But amidst a highly-publicized and influential lawsuit with the ACC, FSU talking about having four more picks than the second-place ACC team, which was Clemson at six, feels more significant.

FSU could leave ACC as soon as next year

Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire made it clear that conference realignment is not over during an appearance on 365 Sports, but the most interesting thing he pointed out was that there could be changes as soon as next year.

Given the hostility between FSU and the ACC, it feels like McGuire was referring to a potential jump for the Noles to the SEC; the most likely option given Florida State's lack of AAU accreditation. One school probably won't jump alone, so expect Clemson to join them.

The floodgates could fully open if UNC and UVA join in on the legal battle against the ACC. Both of those schools would likely be B1G-bound should the exodus from the Atlantic Coast Conference begin soon.