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70. CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
Particulars: 6-2/209, Jr.; Miami Norland
Buzz: Rhodes was a freshman All-America selection in 2010 but had a somewhat disappointing season in 2011, losing his starting job but still seeing a lot of time in a deep and talented secondary. He had 43 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups last season; he had four picks and 12 breakups in 2010. In high school, he was an all-county selection as a running back and as a defensive back. Rhodes' size and speed make him a coveted NFL prospect.