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  1. Replacing the Gators: Offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL draft is over, so it's time to talk about the next wave of Gators. Florida had four players selected last weekend with just one from the offensive side of the ball. On Tuesday we looked at the defensive replacements...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Replacing the Gators: Defense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL draft is over, so it's time to talk about the next wave of Gators. Florida only had four players selected last weekend, but three were from the defensive side of the ball. Here's a look at who will replace the Gator...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Loucheiz Purifoy, formerly of Florida Gators, has arrest warrant ...

    Jeff Barlis

    Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy had an arrest warrant on drug charges canceled last week when his attorney agreed to have Purifoy cooperate as an informant for the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  8. UF's Easley shows scouts he's healthy

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- On a pro day all his own, former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley on Thursday worked out in front of representatives of 17 NFL teams. Easley, who is rated the draft's No. 5 prospect at DT and the No. 64 prospect overa...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. SEC lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    While college basketball teams are punching their tickets to the Elite Eight, the SEC's best quarterback of the last two seasons might have cemented his position as an elite talent in the NFL draft. You might have heard a little something about J...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  10. Freshman Florida corners catch on quickly

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There's a short list of true freshmen cornerbacks who have made instant impacts at Florida in recent years. And the success that Joe Haden and Janoris Jenkins have had in the NFL has become a source of tremendous pride for the Ga...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. SEC's lunchtime links

    Jeff Barlis

    Hard-working reporters put in some long hours for the NFL's first day of free agency. It was so packed with news, it was almost like a mini national signing day. Missouri opened spring practice on Tuesday looking to build on the momentum of a 12-...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  12. Gators' 2007 class was loaded with talent

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's Class of 2007 only won one national championship, but it stands alone as the single most talent-rich recruiting class in school history. The list of NFL players is mind-boggling, but as part of our week-long series l...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. SEC's lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    Two handy reminders: College football underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft, which will be May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. James Franklin appears to have a choice between taking the Penn State job or staying at...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  14. SEC's lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    It's still primetime in the silly season for college football coaches. So when big dominoes fall, like Texas hiring Charlie Strong and Penn State's Bill O'Brien leaving for the NFL, the ripples fuel a whole new round of the coaching carousel. ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  15. SEC's lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    It's Johnny Manziel's big day! Will he or won't he leave Texas A&M to go to the NFL? Start biting those fingernails now. One source says Pennsylvania native James Franklin would take the Penn State job if it's offered. Vanderbilt's athletic d...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  16. 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