Scouting Florida State: Trouble spots for the Tigers...

QBs E.J. Manuel, Clint Trickett; DE Brandon Jenkins; versatile DB return man Greg Reid

Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills (4) goes high over Florida State cornerback Greg Reid (5) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Tallahassee, Fla. Oklahoma won the game 23-13. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills (4) goes high over Florida State cornerback Greg Reid (5) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Tallahassee, Fla. Oklahoma won the game 23-13. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Scouting FSU: Seminole trouble spots…

RBs Chris Thompson, Jermaine Thomas, Ty Jones & James Wilder: It’s a formidable backfield quartet. Veterans Thompson, Thomas and Jones have combined for more than 4,000 yards rushing, 46 touchdowns and a 5.7 per-carry average in their careers, while Wilder made his debut by leading the team in rushing against Charleston Southern.

QB E.J. Manuel: Christian Ponder’s various injuries gave the redshirt junior plenty of game experience before he was handed the keys full-time to FSU’s offense, and he didn’t miss a beat in his first two games this year. For his career, he has completed better than 67 percent of his passes.

QB Clint Trickett: He played well when called on against Oklahoma, after Manuel left the game with a shoulder injury.

WR Bert Reed: His 148 career receptions rank fifth on FSU’s all-time list, and he’s a dangerous weapon running the reverse.

DE Brandon Jenkins: He’s considered a favorite for this year’s Bednarik and Hendricks awards after spearheading a defense that led the nation in sacks last season.

LB Nigel Bradham: He’s led the Seminoles in tackles for two straight seasons and is a preseason Butkus Award candidate.

DB Greg Reid: After leading the ACC in passes defended last season with 17, Reid is considered a contender for nearly every national defensive award, while his punt return skills make him a Hornung Award candidate as well.

PK Dustin Hopkins: He came into the Oklahoma game having made 11 field goals and 98 PATs in a row. He’s a Groza Award candidate.

OL Andrew Datko: He’s the anchor for one of the nation’s most experienced offensive lines, and is on the preseason Lombardi and Outland watch lists.

DB Xavier Rhodes: The ACC’s defensive rookie of the year last season, he ranked second to Reid with 16 passes defended.

LB Jeff Luc: After playing mainly on special teams last season, the nation’s former No. 1-rated inside linebacker recruit is an emerging star on FSU defense.

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