He’s playing a more physical brand of football since his move to safety. Florida senior Jaylen Watkins is noticeably more aggressive in his play on the field and you can it in his tackling and the way he races to the ball when an offensive guy breaks the line of scrimmage. That aggressiveness got him in a bit of hot water Saturday, but he finished the game strong as did the rest of the defense.
Jaylen Watkins will take over for Marcus Maye at safety. (Photo credit: Kim Klement/US Presswire)
The Florida Gators released an updated version of the team’s depth chart this week and there were a few changes. Most notably, senior Jaylen Watkins will take over for redshirt freshman Marcus Maye as one of Florida’s starting safeties.
The move is not all that surprising. Maye got...
One of the main themes we are finding with this 2013 squad of Florida Gators is that quite a few of them are going to be asked to play more than one position. A player makes himself more valuable to the team when he can play multiple spots and if that is the case, defensive back Jaylen Watkins’ stock has to be soaring.
Jaylen Watkins is heading into his third year in Will Muschamp’s defense and knows all the positions in the secondary. It’s that flexibility that could force him to move from cornerback to safety in the fall. The Gators return three experienced cornerbacks, and after losing two safeties, Watkins is the logical choice to move to safety, adding another experienced player to the group.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. If you were at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that day last November, you know exactly what Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins spoke of Monday.
Florida had completed the SEC portion of its schedule the previous week with a loss at South Carolina. The Gators returned home to host Furman, their final game before the annual regular-season finale against Florida State.
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It may have been the biggest of turning points for Florida junior cornerback Jaylen Watkins. A year ago, in the Georgia game, Watkins was victimized by a fourth down pass for a touchdown in a game that was decided by less than a touchdown. Watkins spent a while early in the year at safety, was just getting a little more comfortable at corner, but this moment changed everything.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins looked around the locker room when he arrived for practice on Monday afternoon. He couldn't help but notice how different the scene was less than 48 hours earlier.
The Gators' locker room overflowed on Saturday with jubilation. Florida's 14-6 win over No. 4-ranked LSU the biggest win under second-year coach Will Muschamp...
The fourth-ranked Florida Gators remember only too well how close Vanderbilt came to knocking them off last season in The Swamp.
The Commodores rallied with three touchdowns in the second half before Florida pulled out a 26-21 win last November, and Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins said Vanderbilt is a sneaky good team.
''It lets you know this is not a joke week or anything...
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October 12, 2012