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  1. Projecting Florida's next draft class

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With four players selected in last weekend's NFL draft, the Florida Gators have now had a total of 322 players picked by current NFL franchises. UF has long been one of the most talent-rich pipelines to the pros but didn't mak...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. NFL draft preview: Florida Gators

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- An NFL draft with no Florida Gators picked in the first round has become a pretty rare occurrence, but that's exactly what most are expecting on Thursday night. UF has been one of the most consistent talent pipelines in the pa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Longshot WR Patton looks to get drafted

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Solomon Patton is the quintessential NFL draft underdog. A year ago he was a virtual unknown at Florida, having caught all of eight passes for 79 yards in his first three seasons. Then he exploded with a senior season that ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Ex-Gator Harrison eager to watch NFL draft

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jonotthan Harrison can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point in high school he became an NFL draft junkie. As a college football prospect at Groveland (Fla.) South Lake, he'd watch for hours with friends and th...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Florida LB Ronald Powell going pro

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Ronald Powell will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, the school announced Monday. Powell was the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2010 but struggled to match the hype in his college caree...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. Muschamp finds recruiting help at draft

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Reaching the NFL -- and potentially becoming a first-round draft pick -- is something that every recruit wants to achieve. It's a big part of their school decisions. They might like two campuses, two programs, two stadiums, tw...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Projecting Florida's next draft class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 2013 NFL draft was certainly a good one for the Florida Gators, especially after the poor showing in the prior year, in which only two Gators were drafted. This year, Florida had eight taken between Thursday and Saturday. Tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Gators nearly tie school mark in NFL draft

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida came close, but the Gators fell one player short of tying the school record for most players taken in a seven-round NFL draft. It was still an impressive showing. Eight UF players were drafted, the most since nine were...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  9. Muschamp can't figure out Floyd's drop

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam have traded orange and blue for purple. In Floyd's case, it came a little later than most everyone thought, and nobody's quite sure why. The Minnesota Vikings ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Jelani Jenkins recovered foot injury in time for Florida Gators p...

    Michael DiRocco

    Linebacker Jelani Jenkins' 40-yard-dash time at Florida's pro day wasn't as important as showing he has recovered from a broken bone in his right foot.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  11. How Florida Gators prospects fared at scouting combine

    Michael DiRocco

    A look at how the 10 former Florida Gators fared at the NFL scouting combine leading into the 2013 NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  12. Sharrif Floyd sees draft stock skyrocket

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Sharrif Floyd hasn't played a down of football since Florida's loss to Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but his NFL draft stock is soaring. The 6-foot-3, 297-pound defensive tackle has gone from being a possible first-rou...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  13. Rainey gives Steelers plenty of options

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Rainey's speed and versatility made him someone the Pittsburgh Steelers just couldn't pass up. The Steelers selected the former Florida running back in the fifth round (159th overall pick) of the NFL draft on Saturday, a...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  14. Rams gamble with former Gator Jenkins

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Today should have been the day Janoris Jenkins arrived in a new city and was introduced to the media there as a first-round draft pick. Instead, the former Florida cornerback was sitting on a couch staring into a television ca...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. Florida Gators won't be prominent in NFL draft

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida is likely to have just two prospects -- defensive tackle Jaye Howard and running back Chris Rainey -- selected in the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  16. The AggreGator: Ooh, that Mel

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One way to confirm success in college football is to see your team's players in the discussion for the NFL draft. For Gator fans, that's apparently going to be a short conversation this spring if you go by NFL draft guru Mel Kipe...

    Blog | January 26, 2012