Positions in Gators secondary still up for grabs as opener approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With the season opener two weeks from Saturday, the competition for playing time remains fluid in Florida's secondary. That's fine with defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, as the Gators search to fill the void left by the loss of four experienced players from a year ago (Marcus Roberson, Loucheiz Purifoy, Jaylen Watkins and Cody Riggs). "We've had great competition...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams hope to find gold in newest batch of undrafted rookies

ST. LOUIS -- The Rams were able to find some contributors among their undrafted free agent signees a year ago. Running back Benny Cunningham finished the 2013 season as the team's second-leading rusher and linebackers Ray Ray Armstrong and Daren Bates contributed on special teams. St. Louis announced following the conclusion of the 2014 Draft a group of 15 undrafted rookie free agents...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Sign Undrafted CB Marcus Roberson

  The St. Louis Rams announced that they have signed 15 undrafted free agents on Monday, but the most notable player among the group was Florida CB Marcus Roberson. Roberson declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season with the Gators. He appeared in 30 games throughout his college career and accumulated 56 total (46 solo), three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and one forced...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Most Underrated Prospects In The 2014 Draft

For every Anthony Bell, a top fve NFL Draft pick that was not only a shock to the fans but ot the NFL and its media, there are a dozen or so Tom Bradys. Not the player with the the takent, but the player who is drafted late in the game and come soff the bench to marvel and lead and most of all, win,The NFL Draft always provides us with washout player- the one who every wanted and...
Via Football Nation
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins need to take one of these top-10 cornerback prospects

If last week’s look at the top inside linebackers in the NFL Draft illustrated the devaluation of that position, then this week’s preview of the top-10 cornerbacks in this year’s crop illustrates the flipside: The premium placed on corners becomes obvious when realizing that all ten of these players may be gone by the end of the second round. It’s more likely that a few...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Building the Perfect Steelers Draft

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Round 1 – Mike Evans WR (TAMU) Mike Evans is a stud at Wide Receiver. Evans made Johnny Manziel’s long ball look good on countless occasions last year. Not only does he have what it takes to restore the deep-threat for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he also has the size to go up and get the ball. The Steelers have been lacking size and while Evans isn’t...
Via TopSportsReport
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake At Florida Pro Day On Monday

The University of Florida Pro Day took place in the rain on Monday, but that didn't stop Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake from showing up to take in the activities. Jeff Barlis of spotted Lake in attendance and was actually able to get a quote from him regarding the wet weather. "You kind of feel sorry for these guys working out in these conditions...
Via Steelers Depot
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain impacts Gators' Pro Day workouts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A dozen University of Florida football players and several from area colleges participated during the Gators' pro day under rainy, cool conditions in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams. Players went through weight drills and then ran the 40-yard dash on the indoor track of the O'Connell Center. Several players slipped at the starting line and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Second Round

Here’s the Second Round of our 2014 NFL Mock Draft. As always, we appreciate hearing from anyone regarding the draft , so please let us know what you think. - Joe Garcia (Twitter) 2014 Big Board 2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round    Pick     Team            Player                           Position         School  1.  HOU...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Monday Mock: E’s Cornerbacks

The Chargers have officially entered offseason mode. Having holes that will need to be filled this offseason through the draft, San Diego has already begun scouting the incoming NFL talent. For the weeks leading up to the draft, I will be keeping my eyes on who I feel that the Chargers should be targeting. This week, let’s focus on our attention to cornerbacks that could make a...
Via cover32 - Chargers
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Recruiting: Cornerback Jalen Tabor Flips from Arizona

If you want to shock the world, one way to do so is to switch your commitment at the last moment when few saw it coming. Five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor may have done just that, switching his commitment from Arizona to Florida with the intent on enrolling early. The initial surprise came less than one week ago when Tabor committed to the Wildcats at the Under Armour All-America...
Via The Bull Gator
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Manziel, Mason, Clowney lead crowd of SEC Juniors Going To The NFL

So here's your list: ALABAMA Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S), Adrian Hubbard (OLB), Cyrus Kouandjio (OT) and Jeoffrey Pagan (DE) ARKANSAS None AUBURN Tre Mason (RB), Greg Robinson (OT) FLORIDA Ronald Powell (LB), Loucheiz Purifoy (CB), Marcus Roberson (CB) GEORGIA None KENTUCKY None LSU Odell Beckham Jr (WR), Jarvis Landry (WR), Anthony  Johnson (DT), Ego Ferguson (DT) MISSISSIPPI STATE None...
Via SEC Football Blog
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Roberson to enter NFL Draft

The Florida Gators secondary will have a vastly different look next season. Junior cornerback Marcus Roberson announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Roberson joins fellow cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy as Gators who will leave school early for the pros. Despite a disappointing junior season, in which multiple injuries and a suspension...
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida CB Roberson declares for NFL draft

Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. Roberson, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior from Fort Lauderdale, announced his intentions Friday. He joins defensive tackle Dominique Easley and cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy as Florida players who left school early this season to pursue NFL careers. Gators coach Will Muschamp says it was a pleasure...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators DB Marcus Roberson to enter 2014 NFL Draft

University of Florida junior defensive back Marcus Roberson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) announced on Friday that he will forego his final year of eligibility with the Gators' football program and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. "Marcus has informed me that he has made the decision to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL," said head coach Will Muschamp. "Marcus was part of our first recruiting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Roberson to Declare for 2014 NFL Draft; Cornerback to Leave Gators

According to Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun, Gators’ junior cornerback Marcus Roberson will leave Florida early and declare himself eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft. Roberson only appeared in seven games for the Gators in 2013, missing time due to injuries and suspension, but he is still projected to be selected in the first or second round of April’s draft. Despite playing...
Via The Bull Gator
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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