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Jordan Scarlett | Running Back

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210

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Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
What had been a trickle of declarations over the month of December has turned into a veritable flood with bowl season now completed (National Championship Game pending). Scarlett (5'11/210) is one of a multitude of players to declare on Wednesday and the fifth overall Gator to forego his remaining eligibility to pursue an NFL gig. The junior back rushed for 776 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns during the 2018 campaign. He possesses slick vision and a plus-quickness component to his game, but will have to answer questions regarding the credit card fraud scam which had him sidelined on suspension for the whole of the 2017 season. Of note on that front, former Florida WR Antonio Callaway was also suspended for that ill-advised scheme, but that did not prevent Callaway from being drafted last spring. The Browns selected him in the fourth round. Scarlett figures to draw some Day 3 interest upcoming, with Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently stamping him with a sixth-round grade. Jan 2 - 3:05 PM

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Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett rushed nine times for 59 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 41-15 bowl win over Michigan.

Scarlett (5'11/210) was a part of Florida's huge rushing attack that ended with 250 yards and three touchdowns. The junior's lone touchdown was a goal line run that brought his season total five. Scarlett is draft-eligible this year and he averaged six yards per carry, so it's possible that he is an early exit. If he returns as expected, Scarlett will be a part of Florida's committee backfield.
Sat, Dec 29, 2018 04:32:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 159 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 35-31 win over South Carolina.

Scarlett (5'11/210) came through with a season-best yardage total against the Gamecocks. His previous high-water mark had been 113 yards rushing against Vanderbilt on Oct. 13. In Saturday's effort, the junior back averaged 8.83 YPC with a long run of 28 yards. That 28-yard scamper came on Florida's final drive of the game, providing them a key first-down to more or less ice matters. Scarlett will look to keep it going when the Gators tango with Idaho next weekend.
Sat, Nov 10, 2018 03:34:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 37-27 win over Vanderbilt.

The Gators were absolutely dominant on the ground in this one as they rushed for 292 total yards. Scarlett and Lamical Perine contributed most of that and combined for 39 carries. Scarlett was more efficient than Perine but is also a much different runner. He broke off a 48-yard touchdown run to give Florida the lead in the fourth quarter where he sliced through the hole and weaved through defenders until he shot up the sideline for the score. Scarlett will continue to split carries with Perine as the Gators take on No. 2 Georgia next week.
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 05:48:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in Saturday's 47-21 win over Tennessee.

The Gators backfield is missing Malik Davis, but it didn't stop Florida from rushing for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries on Saturday. Scarlett (5'11/205) is the primary back for the Gators after taking the first carries last week and leading the team in rush attempts this week. The junior running back's best run came on a 16-yard touchdown right after halftime after a Tennessee fumble. The Gators will have fewer running lanes against Mississippi State next Saturday.
Sat, Sep 22, 2018 11:48:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 56 yards and one touchdown on six carries in Saturday's 48-10 win over Colorado State.

Scarlett (5'11/205) didn't lead the team in rushing yards (Pierce) or carries (Perine), but it was Scarlett who received the first carries of the game. The big news for the Gators backfield, however, was Malik Davis leaving for the locker room in a walking boot. If Davis misses some time because of it, Scarlett will see a couple additional looks along with Lamical Perine, Kadarius Toney, and Dameon Pierce. Scarlett averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns in 2016 before his suspension. The Gators travel to Tennessee next.
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 07:53:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett "looked like his old self" at Florida's spring game.

Scarlett rushed for 57 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns in their spring game. He was previously suspended for being involved in the credit card scandal NFL-bound WR Antonio Callaway was wrapped up in. Contrary to Callaway, Scarlett was reinstated in January and is looking to turn in a clean, productive season before setting his sights on the NFL. Scarlett rushed for 889 yards (5.0 YPC) and six touchdowns in 2016 and will fight for playing time among the Gators crowded stable of running backs.
Source: SEC Country
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 07:32:00 PM

The Gainesville Sun's Robbie Andreu reports that Florida has reinstated senior RB Jordan Scarlett from suspension.

Scarlett (5'11/205) was one of nine players suspended for the 2017 season due to his role in an alleged credit card scam engineered last offseason. Unlike WR Antonio Callaway, who simply declared for the draft this winter rather than stick it out with Florida, Scarlett will try to put in a clean, productive season under HC Dan Mullen in 2018 before he tries his hand at the professional ranks. He'll begin offseason workouts with the team on Wednesday. His place on the depth chart should no longer be considered completely secure -- he'll almost certainly have to prove himself this offseason -- but his is a major reinstatement for the Gators. During a free-and-clear 2016 season, Scarlett rushed for 889 yards (5.0 YPC) and six touchdowns across 13 games played. He'll be competing with Malik Davis (currently rehabbing from a knee injury), Lamical Perine, Adarius Lemons, and incoming four-star RBs Dameon Pierce and Iverson Clement for depth chart positioning this offseason.
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 06:49:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett's suspension remains in place for Saturday's game against Tennessee.

Scarlett and top wideout Antonio Callaway will both sit suspended for the contest for their roles in a credit-card scam that came to light at the end of August. Mark Thompson and Lamical Perine will fill in for Scarlett until he has been reinstated.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:51:00 PM

Florida suspended junior RB Jordan Scarlett and backup WR Rick Wells from all team activities for their involvement in the misuse of school-issued funds scheme.

That catastrophic conspiracy-gone-wrong has now claimed nine Gators to suspension, including star receiver Antonio Callaway. The players reportedly used funds issued by the school to buy electronics and then sold those electronics for a profit while reporting that the cards got stolen. Scarlett, Florida's starting running back, ran for 889 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.
Source: 247 Sports
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 04:26:00 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett believes the Gators can attack Michigan's defensive line sideline to sideline.

Scarlett praised the Wolverines front for their ability to hold their ground, but be on the lookout for misdirection or outside runs. The Wolverines lost a number of defensive linemen to the NFL, including Graham Glasgow, Chris Wormley and Taco Charlton. Still, we expect them to reload.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 09:34:00 AM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff passes along that he has heard from scouts that Florida junior RB Jordan Scarlett possesses "NFL vision and quickness."

Aschoff believes that Scarlett could step up for 1,000 yards rushing during the coming campaign as he tries to put his best foot forward for the NFL. The analyst cites an improved offensive line as one reason the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder should find success in 2017. This past season, Scarlett rushed for 889 yards (5.0 YPC) and six touchdowns. Should he declare for next spring's draft upon the close of the coming campaign, he could see interest on Day 3 or potentially Day 2.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Florida sophomore RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 108 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 16-10 win over LSU.

Scarlett has turned up the heat over the last two weekends. In addition to Saturday's 108 yards, he also busted up South Carolina for 134 yards last Saturday. This, after managing just one 100-yard game in Florida's first eight games. He will try to keep the good times rolling in next Saturday's showdown with Florida State.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Florida sophomore RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 134 yards on 20 carries in the school's 20-7 win over South Carolina.

The 134 yards are a career high. Scarlett's 20 carries were the second most of his season behind the school's victory over Georgia a few weeks ago, when the sophomore received 26 carries. Expect Scarlett to be a focal point moving forward with Austin Appleby at quarterback.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Florida sophomore RB Jordan Scarlett rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in Saturday's 24-10 win over Georgia.

Mark Thompson sat this one out as punishment for his marijuana citation on Thursday, leaving it to Scarlett and Lamical Perine to carry the load. Perine was relatively ineffective in rushing for 33 yards on 15 carries. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Scarlett was not particularly efficient with his own touches, either. He accumulated respectable numbers on volume, but managed just 3.6 YPC with a long run of 11 yards. In seven contests, Scarlett has surpassed 100 yards rushing just once.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 08:22:00 PM