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Florida State WR Christian Green would start today

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm •  Published: August 19, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said senior Christian Green would start opposite senior receiver Rashad Greene if the season were to begin today.

The Seminoles held their final scrimmage of camp Tuesday before the season opener against Oklahoma State on Aug. 30.

The receiver position is the biggest question mark on the team after losing Carolina Panthers' first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw to the NFL. The pair accounted for nearly 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.

"I feel very comfortable with eight guys in that rotation right now," Fisher said. "That's not playing them all, but I'd feel very comfortable if they had to go into the football game."

Green (6-foot-2, 204 pounds) caught 13 passes for 157 yards in 2013 and did not show any consistency in his first three years after catching 26 balls for 450 yards as a freshman in 2011. The competition in camp has included senior Scooter Haggins, sophomores Kermit Whitfield and Bobo Wilson and five-star freshmen Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane.

Fisher praised Rudolph, Lane and freshman Ja'Vonn Harrison after the scrimmage and said all three will play this season. He doesn't plan to redshirt any of the trio.

"They had some mistakes today, but they're really starting to understand how to play," Fisher said. "Travis had a really good day. Ja'Vonn really grew up and had some nice plays today.

"The last three to four days we've really thrown and caught the ball extremely well."

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