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Freeman left Florida State with a season of eligibility remaining after becoming the Seminoles' first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996. That decision might pay off with a call in the second or third round of the draft. The first team all-ACC performer finished with 1,016 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the national champions' trio of runners that included James Wilder Jr. and Karlos Williams. Freeman finished with 2,255 yards and 30 TDs in his career- ranking in the top 10 in school history in both categories - and had more than 100 carries in each of his three seasons. Because of Florida State's traditionally deep squads, he only surpassed 20 carries in a game twice, and there are some concerns he might not be ready to become a workhorse back initially. Freeman is considered to have less-than-ideal size for his position and lacks room for additional bulk, which means he isn't projected as a power back. While he has adequate speed, he doesn't appear ready to blaze past NFL defenders either, leaving him as a bit of a tweener. Freeman, though, is a competitive and hard-nosed runner who is willing to deal out punishment. He's also shown some fine balance, agility and the vision to find just the right seam through a defense. Freeman is considered a reliable pass catcher, and he had his best showing as a receiver this past season with 22 receptions for 278 yards, ranking fifth in both categories on the Seminoles. He's also considered adequate in pass protection and was reportedly used as a lead blocker at times. Freeman didn't have a strong showing at the combine, finishing in the bottom half of each event in which he participated. Even with that lackluster performance, he's expected to be taken before the end of the fourth round.