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...
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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...
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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...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Several talented players went undrafted over off-field issues

At the Scouting Combine, former Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough said his suspension from this year’s Rose Bowl for violating team rules was “not going to affect my draft stock whatsoever.” But it did: Bullough has undeniable NFL talent, but he went undrafted. That’s a common trait among many of the most talented players who weren’t selected in this year’s NFL...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Roberson Scouting Report

Marcus Roberson CB Florida #5 Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 191 40: 4.60 Vertical: 37.5″ All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Size/Athleticism: Adequate height and overall build. A quick-twitch athlete who can run with most receivers. Short arms. Played much faster than his...
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April 27, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: No worries about cornerbacks

All eyes were on Florida cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson during Monday’s Pro Day. They both ran a 4.61 40 at the NFL Combine and looked to better it on Monday. Official times were not released from Florida’s event, but everyone was forced to run inside the O’Connell Center because of wet conditions on the outside. Florida coach Will Muschamp believes both cornerbacks...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watkins shines at NFL Combine

While former Gators cornerbacks Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy garnered attention in draft gurus Todd McShay and Mel Kiper's initial first round mocks, it was Florida's most consistent -- and versatile -- defensive back last season who impressed during the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Jaylen Watkins, an unheralded three-year starter with experience at safety, cornerback...
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February 26, 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...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: CB Marcus Roberson

School: FloridaExperience: JuniorHeight: 6-0Weight: 195OverviewStrengthsWeaknessesCompares toRoberson was a four-star recruit out of national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He chose Florida over Auburn, Texas Tech and Southern Cal, and started the first 10 games of his Gators career at cornerback in 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury....
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Secondary class meets needs

The position of biggest need on the defensive side of the ball wasn’t in doubt. The Gators needed bodies in the secondary. Florida expected to and eventually did lose cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson to the NFL Draft and graduated defensive back Jaylen Watkins. They signed a deep secondary class in 2014 and now have to develop players to see the field immediately.
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert wins skills competition

Former Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert continues to rack up postseason accolades. Even some of the “fun” variety. Gilbert won the Skechers GoRun Hands Competition at the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge Tuesday in Dallas. Gilbert finished with a time of 22.61 seconds, beating Florida’s Marcus Robinson (23.64 seconds) and Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (24...
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January 29, 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...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: NFL departures handled it well

Florida is dealing with the loss of three players to the NFL after the 2013 season. BUCK linebacker Ronald Powell joins cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson as the trio that will leave Gainesville early despite having one year of eligibility left. Florida coach Will Muschamp said on Monday that he’s happy with how the trio handled themselves facing a difficult choice.
January 13, 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...
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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...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators LB Ronald Powell entering draft

Florida Gators linebacker Ronald Powell will forego his senior season and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. Powell, the No. 5-rated junior outside linebacker by, is the Gators' third junior to enter this year's draft, following cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. Senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who tore an ACL and medial meniscus...
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January 06, 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 Marcus Roberson will declare for the NFL Draft

    University of Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson is expected to declare for the 2014 NFL draft.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Florida CB Marcus Roberson will declare for the NFL Draft appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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January 03, 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...
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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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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