Big things were expected when the Florida Gators signed the nation’s top two defensive tackles as part of the 2010 recruiting class. Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd were going to own the middle of the line for years, creating one of the greatest duos to ever play at the University of Florida. The two have been far from disappointments, but things have definitely changed.
During the 2011 season, Floyd spent most of his time lined up at defensive end while Easley manned the middle. There are a few reasons for it – integrating the 3-4 defense and injuries – but Floyd started the final 11 games at DE.
This season, that will flip. Easley will technically start at end while Floyd will go back to his natural position of defensive tackle. But don’t even expect that to last long.
In an attempt to disrupt opposing offensive lines, the Gators will roll out multiple defensive fronts. Easley may start at end with Floyd at tackle, but that could switch. We could also see both at end or both in...