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NFL Team: Minnesota VikingsPick No: 23Player Name: Sharrif FloydPosition: DTSchool: FloridaHeight/Weight: 6’ 3", 297The Vitals: Floyd was projected as early as third overall by quite a few experts.When he fell all the way to 23rd, the Vikings did very well to scoop him up. He finds his way to the ball on every play with his speed and a ton of strength. During his time at Florida he didn’t have a lot of amazing stats, but there was never a lack of effort.A better pick would have been: No one. Honestly this pick was perfect for the Vikings. I was surprised that so many teams passed on Floyd.The Vikings could have possibly looked to a guy like Manti Te'o that would have filled a more prominent need, but its really hard to argue with a guy like Floyd this late in the round. The Vikings also knew that they would get another shot at any other needs in two picks so it was hard to go wrong with this selection.The Verdict: I loved this pick. Floyd should help a defense that has to g...
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As a Floridian, I spent most of the college football season watching the Florida Gators kick SEC competition in the tail. On the defensive side of the ball, Sharrif Floyd proved to have one of the bigger feet on the team. As the season wore on the Gators' defense proved a formidable unit against the best talent in the country, Floyd's draft stock rose like the stock market...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are known for ending the fall of top prospects in the NFL Draft.
They did it again Thursday.
Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was once considered a potential top-five pick, but he slipped to No. 23 before Minnesota ended his slide with the first of two first-round picks.
Floyd, 21, was an early entrant, coming off a season in which...
NEW YORK It's easy to understand Sharrif Floyd's verbal slip as midnight approached and Thursday night was about to give way to Friday morning.
Speaking to reporters here at Radio City Music Hall after he was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft 23rd overall by the Minnesota Vikings Floyd's whirlwind day was finally coming to an end.
In one brief announcement...
As the final seconds ticked away at Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium last fall, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was in no mood to celebrate...
Florida guard Jessamen Dunker, suspended since allegedly stealing a scooter in January, has decided to transfer.
Coach Will Muschamp made the announcement Wednesday, saying Dunker ''felt like he needed a fresh start.''
Dunker, a redshirt freshman from Boynton Beach, was one of the top offensive line recruits in the country when he signed with the Gators in 2012...
PICK: Matt Elam, S, Florida
ANALYSIS: Baltimore ended the draft on a good note, by taking one of the best players available. He also fills one of the biggest positions of need at safety, were Reed and Pollard are both gone. Elam will be a day one starter and could make a big impact early in his career. Baltimore still has a ton of work to do in this draft, but they are off...
The waiting time in the green room was longer than expected, but former Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd came off the board at No. 23 to the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Floyd serves as the 44th first round pick in Florida history and the first player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft under head coach Will Muschamp.
With the 23rd overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Defensive Tackle Sharrif Floyd out of Florida.
Arriving at Florida as the highest rated recruit since Percy Harvin in 2006, Floyd was one of seven Gators true freshmen to make a start in 2010. He earned a starting spot and contributed two tackles, including one for loss, in the Gators’ win over Penn...
Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp released the summer two-deep depth chart during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Florida ignited a season-high three home runs Friday night to stab a 7-2 victory against SEC East rival Tennessee. The Gators flexed four freshmen pitchers, holding the Vols scoreless through eight innings.
Thursday is an important night for the Florida football program. The lights in The Swamp will be off, the practice field will be empty and there won’t be activity in the locker room -- but it couldn’t be more important. Whenever Sharrif Floyd walks across the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night, the Florida program will be stamped in the mind of high school football...
The Gators closed spring practice and have already started looking toward the start of fall practice. Florida head coach Will Muschamp spoke during the Southeastern Conference Teleconference on Wednesday morning, talking about permanent conference rivals, Jeff Driskel's maturity and the plan for Loucheiz Purifoy.
Florida Gators wide receiver coach Joker Phillips has taken the social media marketing up a notch with this Gator-Man game.
The numbers on the offensive line continue to dwindle for the Florida Gators as red-shirt freshman guard Jessamen Dunker met with head coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday and told the head man he wanted to transfer. The two decided it was best for him and so his new journey begins while the Gators continue to worry about depth along the line.
Florida special teams coach Jeff Choate knows the caliber of situation he’s stepping into this season. He has weapons to play with in all facets of special teams. The Gators return one of the best punters in the country with dynamic returning options in the punt and kick game. Florida will have to replace the best kicker in school history, but Choate has a lot of options on special teams.