Found March 08, 2013 on Beyond the Combine:
PLAYERS: Sharrif Floyd
TEAMS: Florida Gators
#73 Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida HGT: 6-3 WGT: 297   In 3 seasons as a Florida Gator, Sharrif Floyd appeared in 36 games with 26 starts. Floyd racked up 115 career tackles, 26 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup, three blocked field goals and a forced fumble. According to University of Florida’s Sports Information Department, Floyd’s three career kick/punt blocks is tied for fifth in school history. Floyd’s solid showing at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, has left plenty of scouts “buzzing” about the former Gator. PROS: Very Good all around athleticism. Very explosive first step. Gets a great jump on the snap count. Good lateral agility and balance, is able to work through bodies on the ground. Shows the ability to deliver a blow with his hands and consistently displays good all around hand placement. Shows good hand violence when swiping away the hands of blockers. Has a great motor and plays hard. Seems like late in games he is still chasing and pursuing, his effort never drops off, which is a testament to his conditioning. Really good short area closing speed on ball carriers. Excels at live movements and stunts by using his quickness and hands. Floyd is a very good pass rusher. Lines up as a 3-technique and 5-technique. Does a great job of maintaining half-man leverage. When lined up as the 3-tech, he use quick hands to gain control and a quick swim to beat blockers. Is most effective vs. the run when he uses quickness and is able to shoot gaps and get up field by flipping his hips to get skinny and then get vertical. Is able to work through slide pass-protection by flipping his hips and ricocheting off of blockers. When lined up at the 5-tech, shows he is most effective when uses a quick punch and a fast escape move, often uses the dip and rip to turn the corner on offensive tackles. Shows the ability to string out plays to the sideline. Seems to have natural instincts and great feel for his position, whether at the 5 or the 3. Does a good job of getting his hands up in the vision line of the quarterback. Shows a large skill-set of pass-rush moves. CONS: Undersized for an interior defensive lineman, must add bulk. Has very short arms for his size (31-3/4). I question his overall strength. Plays with high pad level and regularly exposes his chest and allows blockers in to his frame. These factors really stand out to me when you turn on film and watch Floyd vs. the run-game. Floyd struggles far to often at the point of attack in the run game, which can not happen as an interior defensive lineman. When he doesn’t win with quickness, Floyd is easily driven off the ball. Double teams either drive him down field or bury him. His lack of arm length generates problems with him creating and maintaining separation, especially when he lines up as a 5-technique vs. longer-limb offensive tackles. Must improve vs. the cut block, lunges and is soft with his hands, must bend to beat the cut. NOTES: Sharrif Floyd’s explosive 1st step paired with his hands, motor and ability to rush the passer is truly rare for a guy that weighs 297 pounds, which is why scouts are intrigued with him. Those factors alone make him and elite pass-rushing defensive tackle, but what scares me the most is that Floyd is a liability vs. run. Another question is, what is Floyd? Is he a 3-tech or a 5-tech. Because of his arm length, he may struggle at the 5-tech vs. NFL tackles and to ask him to bulk-up to well over 300lbs may take away his quickness and make him slower off the ball as a 3-tech. These factors can mean boom or bust for Floyd. I personally think that his ability as a pass-rusher will allow him to be rotational/package defensive lineman early on in his career until he fully develops and benefits from NFL coaching.    

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