Florida State duo primed for breakout season in 2023 by PFF
There is plenty of talent to go around in the ACC. PFF released a list of the 10 players who are most likely to have breakout seasons in 2023 per Trevor Sikkema.
Florida State WR Johnny Wilson and RB Trey Benson made the list.
Wilson made splashes in the Florida State WR room in his first season at Tallahassee. Wilson transferred in from Arizona State and recorded 897 yards receiving with 5 touchdowns in 2022 as a Seminole.
PFF believes the ceiling is very high for Wilson:
Wilson, a former four-star recruit, is another transfer player who has shown a ton of promise since arriving at Florida State. The 6-foot-7, 235-pound receiver started his college career at Arizona State but, after two seasons, left to find more opportunity. Last season in Tallahassee, he averaged more than 20 yards per reception with almost 900 yards receiving and five touchdowns. The flashes of high-end receiving ability tell us his ceiling should be even higher.
Benson was another transfer that made an impact at Florida State in 2022. Benson took over the Florida State backfield with 990 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns last season.
The area that Benson excels in is yards after contact and it should do him a lot of favors in 2023.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Benson transferred from Oregon after two seasons of not seeing the field much. He served as Florida State’s go-to guy in their rushing attack in 2022, rushing for 990 yards — with almost 700 of those yards coming after contact. He earned a 91.3 rushing grade with 47 missed tackles forced on the season. He comes into 2023 with his eyes on that 1,000-yard mark — and much more.