Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 2/22/13
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sharrif Floyd boarded a flight for Indianapolis on Friday morning where he will participate in the NFL Combine. Floyd's draft stock was already soaring long before he took off. Since Floyd played his final game for the Gators in the Sugar Bowl and declared for the draft afterward, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle has been one of the draft's top climbers. Mike Mayock, a former defensive back at Boston College and one of the most respected draft analysts for his work with the NFL Network, has moved Floyd into his top five prospects in the entire draft. Mayock's evaluation of Floyd projected as a middle-to-late first-rounder, early second-rounder when the season ended changed when he started to get deeper into film study of Floyd's games last season. "The first tape I watched on him was Florida State, and I thought he dominated the game,'' Mayock said of Florida's 38-26 win in late November. "He looked like he got hurt in the second half, came back in ...
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