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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that the Cardinals made a trip to check out Florida S Marcus Maye recently.

Maye's profile has risen in big ways recently. The Sporting News' Eric Galko reported on Monday that Maye was a potential surprise first-rounder, and Pauline reported Tuesday that Maye is "likely to be selected earlier than most project."
Apr 26 - 6:01 PM

The attorney for Florida DT Caleb Brantley said that his client will not settle his misdemeanor battery case before the draft.

Huntley Johnson, Brantley's attorney, was approached regarding a possible financial settlement by the representation of Brantley's alleged victim on Tuesday. His client rejected that offer. The 6-foot-3, 307-pounder is being accused of punching a woman in the face in mid-April, with the force of that hit allegedly knocking her unconscious and jarring a tooth loose. As this case will not be settled before the draft, the dark clouds over Brantley's stock remain. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller tweeted out on Sunday that there is a "great chance" that Brantley now goes undrafted.
Apr 25 - 6:24 PM

An NFL scout said of Florida T David Sharpe, "I don’t know why he would come out except somebody probably told him it’s such a bad year."

"I hope somebody takes him high. He’s a fifth- to seventh-round talent," another scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And to that point, Walter Football's Charlie Campbell reported at the beginning of April that Sharpe could potentially find himself off the board in the second round due to that lack of depth at the position in this draft class. Another scout was less dour about his pro prospects, calling the 6-foot-6, 343-pounder "[v]ery interesting because of his size and talent" before adding the caveat that "[h]e’s just so inconsistent. Even though he’s 350 he wants to play like he’s 300." That being said, the scout believes Sharpe's upside is that of a starter.
Apr 25 - 4:08 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Florida S Marcus Maye is "likely to be selected earlier than most project."

Add Maye to the list of prospects whose stock is spiking at the right time. The Sporting News' Eric Galko reported on Monday that Maye is his potential surprise first-rounder. Pauline reports that Maye had a "great visit" with the Dallas Cowboys last week. He added that Davis is receiving "a ton of interest" from the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals and "big interest" from the New England Patriots.
Apr 25 - 2:33 PM

MMQB's Peter King reports that Florida LB Jarrad Davis "is gaining loads of steam in the last few days, and it’s pretty solid he’ll be a first-rounder now."

To add to this, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reported on Monday that he's spoken to a few teams that grade Davis "as a top 20-prospect" and who feel that "he’ll be gone by the middle of Round 1." In his Tuesday mock draft, King slotted Davis No. 25 slot (to Washington, via a hypothetical trade with Houston). Pauline reports that the Colts and Redskins especially have shown interest in Davis.
Apr 25 - 1:17 PM

According to a police report obtained by Florida Times-Union correspondent Patrick Pinak, Florida DT Caleb Brantley faces a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly punching a woman in the face and knocking her unconscious.

The incident is believed to have occurred on April 13. Per the report, the victim pushed Brantley after he made "crude comments." Brantley allegedly responded by punching the woman in the face with a closed fist, knocking her unconscious and dislodging a tooth. The police report considered that action retaliation, not self-defense. Previously considered a Round 3 pick -- with a ceiling of Round 2 -- Brantley's stock will freefall if this report proves to be true. "Great chance he goes undrafted with this charge coming so close to the draft," Bleacher Report's Matt Miller tweeted. "Teams will be scrambling for info."
Apr 23 - 3:49 PM

The Sporting News' Eric Galko tagged Florida S Marcus Maye as his potential surprise first-rounder.

Maye has numerous fans in the draft community. Among them, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline and NFL Media's Lance Zierlein, with the former calling Maye a "complete defender effective stopping the run or covering the pass" and the latter referring to the 6-foot, 210-pounder as an "[i]nterchangeable safety with the instincts of a free safety and the physicality of a box player." The Steelers are one interesting team to watch at the end of Day 1 when it comes to Maye. They are widely believed to be gunning for a baby member of the secondary and have been linked to Michigan S Jabrill Peppers. Should Peppers have already fallen off the board, Maye would be an intriguing option at pick No. 30.
Apr 22 - 1:37 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Florida CB Teez Tabor to Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib.

"It’s difficult to watch Tabor and not instantly think of Talib. Like Talib he is aggressive, and if he plays as well as he projects to at the next level, there’s no reason that he can’t be one of the top defensive backs in the NFL," writes the PFF analysis crew. Tabor turned in several of the more infamously slow runs in the 40-yard dash this spring, running the event in 4.62 seconds (Combine) and 4.75 seconds (pro day). He has claimed a hamstring injury as cause for those sluggish runs. The 49ers, Panthers and Dolphins have all hosted the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder this month. Tabor's draft stock is somewhat fluid. He is no longer viewed as a first-round prospect, but could see love on Day 2. In his most recent mock-up, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs him to the aforementioned Dolphins at pick No. 97 in the third round.
Apr 21 - 6:17 PM

The San Francisco 49ers hosted Florida CB Teez Tabor for a pre-Draft visit on Wednesday.

Tabor's stock plummeted over the past few months due to awful 40-yard dashes of 4.75 seconds (at the Combine) and 4.62 seconds (at his pro day). Whether you buy his excuse of a hamstring injury or not, it can't be disputed that Tabor was a sensational collegiate cover man. Per Pro Football Focus, Tabor allowed an NFL passer rating of 41.2 over the last three years. He defended 28 passes and had nine interceptions in 37 games with Florida.
Apr 21 - 1:12 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Florida S Marcus Maye to Detroit Lions S Glover Quin.

Zierlein loves a lot Maye's game, calling him an "[i]nterchangeable safety with the instincts of a free safety and the physicality of a box player" and noting that the 6-foot, 210-pounder "[t]hrives as a downhill player and has the instincts and speed to operate effectively from both single-high and two-deep looks." Zierlein believes that Maye has the pro-readiness to step into a starting role relatively early in his NFL career. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline would most certainly give a stamp of approval to these comments. He, too, is very high on Maye's pro potential. In his most recent mock draft, Pauline slots the Florida standout to the Browns with the No. 33 pick (first pick of Day 2).
Source: NFL.com
Apr 20 - 9:38 PM

Florida redshirt junior DE Justus Reed will transfer.

As tends to be the case around this time, some players are hitting the transfer trail after gauging where they stand in spring practice. The 6-foot-3, 241-pounder saw just two games of action last season and finishes his Florida career having recorded nine tackles and a pair of sacks. It looks like Reed is not transferring as a graduate, meaning that he will have to sit out the 2017 campaign to satisfy NCAA regulations should he opt for another FBS team.
Apr 15 - 2:46 PM

Florida junior C T.J. McCoy was hospitalized after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.

McCoy and his girlfriend were riding on a scooter when they were hit by a car at around 2:00 AM Saturday morning. Both riders were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI and property damage. Barring a complication, the 6-foot-1, 314-pound McCoy should be able to participate in summer workouts and subsequent August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 15 - 12:12 PM

Florida CB Teez Tabor visited the Panthers on Thursday.

The Panthers have bigger needs than corner, but at this point, it's probably smart for most teams to give Tabor a closer look in case he tumbles on Draft Day and is available at a steep discount. That scenario may play out because of wretched 40-yard dashes of 4.75 seconds (at the Combine) and 4.62 seconds (at his pro day), runs that Tabor said were slow due to a hamstring injury.
Apr 14 - 2:33 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Kyle Trask underwent minor knee surgery on Wednesday.

He is expected to be 100-percent healthy within 4-6 weeks. Trask apparently tore a meniscus during spring practices but was able to play through it in the spring game. He went 6-of-15 passing for 66 yards and an interception against the first-team defense in that contest. Trask is third in the quarterback hierarchy heading into the summer behind Luke Del Rio and Feleipe Franks.
Apr 12 - 6:41 PM

Florida CB Teez Tabor visited the Dolphins.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder may be available at a discount later this month because he ran 40-yard dashes of 4.75 seconds (at the Combine) and 4.62 seconds (at his pro day). For his part, Tabor said he was dealing with a hamstring injury on both runs. Either way, industry mock drafts now have him between the middle of Round 2 and the beginning of Round 3.
Apr 12 - 2:51 PM


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