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According to some experts, Sharrif Floyd is the highest regarded defensive tackle in the 2013 NFL Draft. Moved back to his natural position as a Junior for Florida his number of key plays set him apart from others. Floyd had 13 tackles for a loss in 2012, including 6.5 sacks as he earned First Team all-conference honors. The Gators would lose the Sugar Bowl, but Floyd was a difference-maker. He sacked the quarterback twice and now looks to be a difference-maker for an NFL team. Rob Rang of CBSSportsline.com has Sharrif Floyd going second to the Jacksonville Jaguars. “The Jaguars finished 30th in total defense a year ago.... Read more
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Gators knew replacing kicker Caleb Sturgis would be difficult.
That has turned out to be the case this spring as Brad Phillips and Austin Hardin have been up-and-down in getting a leg up on the competition. Florida coach Will Muschamp has described them as "inconsistent" much of the spring and recently tossed redshirt junior walk-on Frank Velez into...
It wouldn’t be fair to expect no drop off at defensive tackle after the Gators lost Sharrif Floyd and Omar Hunter. The two were both dependable starters for the last two years in Gainesville, and with them preparing for the NFL, the Gators after left searching for answers in the middle. At this point in the spring, Muschamp wants to see more of a consistent effort from the experienced players.
As we get closer to draft night on the 25th of this month, Turn On The Jets lead NFL Draft Editor, Chris Gross, will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we begin with a look at our top 10 defensive tackle prospects. Be sure to check back, as we will continue our rankings series right through...