Jabari Gorman and Cody Riggs were on top of the depth chart at safety to start spring practice, but the goal was to build depth and add bodies capable of playing safety during the fall. An injury to Riggs gave extra reps to younger players, and while the Gators wait for three freshmen safeties to get to campus in the summer, this spring gave an opportunity for the returning players to win the job.
The Florida offense looked to be passing the ball a little deeper than usual and testing the defense. Quarterback Jeff Driskel looked great for most of the day minus a couple of errant throws. Almost every one of Florida's receivers made a standout play. Safety Jabari Gorman was the best player on defense on Friday. We caught a lot of it here in this short video segment from practice.
The Gators had their first of two open practices on Friday. As Florida tries to rebuild some key parts from last year's defense, this spring will be an important part of adding depth and finding starters. The Florida pass rush had a good day on Friday while the secondary was able to take advantage of some errant throws, including two interceptions for junior Jabari Gorman.