Greg McElroy knows a lot of hope for Florida State’s 2024 season resides with DJ Uiagalelei, but McElroy is interested to see how the new quarterback fits into FSU’s system.

In a recent episode of his “Always College Football” show, McElroy discussed the Seminoles losing virtually every key contributor for a team that went undefeated in the regular season and won the ACC. The good news McElroy points to is a healthy pull for Mike Norvell’s staff from the transfer portal, including the arrival of Uiagalelei.

However, McElroy did question Uiagalelei’s overall fit within the system. He pointed to FSU recruiting for a QB who is mobile and twitchy, something that is not usually used to describe Uiagalelei.

“My biggest question for Florida State is how does DJ Uiagalelei fit into this offense? Because if you look at what Jordan Travis was, and what they really recruited to, they really wanted a mobile quarterback who’s got some twitch,” explained McElroy. “Now, Uiagaleli is mobile, but he’s not a guy I would describe him as a guy that’s twitchy.”

Uiagalelei does maintain some strong work in the ground game, but his skill set is best used between the tackles, after contact and in short-yardage situations. Overall, McElroy still sees some upside, but he believes Uiagalelei’s presence will result in a different-looking offense next season.

“He’s a mover and shaker and creates hard yardage. He’s great in short-yardage situations. He’s good in QB-designed power between the tackles. He’s going to be great after contact,” McElroy said. “He’s a big guy, he’s really strong and he’s really dang athletic but he’s not really that twitchy guy they’ve had in the past or the guy they’ve had a lot of success with.”

Despite the loss of some key pieces, Florida State maintains the 9th-best national championship odds as the college football world prepares for spring practices. The Seminoles are the first ACC team to appear on those odds, and fans can utilize Saturday Road’s DraftKings links to track all the movement heading toward the season opener later in the year.