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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. DBs from SEC blanket combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites took a look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins today in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Click here to read the entire predraft series. Today: Defensive backs and special te...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  9. SEC's DLs, LBs strong at combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites will look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins Friday in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Today: Defensive linemen and linebackers. Florida Gators The heart of the Gator...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. OLs from SEC can thrive at combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites will look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins Friday in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Today: Offensive linemen. Florida Gators The Gators are represented by a player...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  11. Florida Gators have great needs for freshmen to fill in 2013

    Michael DiRocco

    The Gators need several freshmen to make instant impacts in 2013, but Florida's recent history shows that it's rare for even three freshmen to do so.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Jeff Demps dumps NFL for track

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Demps said in November that he wanted to give the NFL a try, but the Florida running back has changed his mind and instead plans on concentrating on qualifying for the Olympics and pursuing a professional track career. De...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  15. Florida Gators still trying to improve chemistry

    Michael DiRocco

    Gators players continue to talk about improving the chemistry within the team, a problem that surfaced last season and clearly has not gone away.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  16. Demps' speed will intrigue NFL teams

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida running back Jeff Demps said earlier this week that he'd pursue an NFL career instead of attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. And offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who coached in the NFL for 16 years a...

    Blog | November 25, 2011