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Scheme changes expected to take Jaiden Lars-Woodbey to next level

Rising Florida State defensive star Jaiden Lars-Woodbey was able to play in just four games in 2019 before going down with a serious leg injury. He’s been limited throughout the offseason and wore a non-contact jersey during the three spring practices the Seminoles were able to hold before the coronavirus shut everything down. Lars-Woodbey will be fully healthy by the fall, provided everything still goes on as planned.

The California native has started in all 16 of his appearances during his first two years in Tallahassee at the ‘Star’ position. The Star is essentially a linebacker/defensive back hybrid. Lars-Woodbey was successful at translating from his natural safety spot, recording 59 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 7 pass deflections and 1 sack as a true freshman.


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With Adam Fuller taking over in place of former defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett, there will be some changes on defense. The Seminoles will move back to a traditional 4-3 instead of the 3-3-5 we saw over the past couple of seasons. That means Lars-Woodbey will be moving back to safety, the position where he was rated as a five-star prospect coming out of high school. The media is expecting him to flourish at safety. 247Sports’ National Analyst Charles Power recently wrote an article on players who were dealing with scheme changes that could take them to stardom and Woodbey made the list. The snippet on Lars-Woodbey is listed below, you can read the full article here.


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