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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
Apr 19 - 7:32 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Florida senior edge rusher CeCe Jefferson underwent surgery on his shoulder earlier this week.

The Gainesville Sun has termed this surgery as "significant," significant enough that it could potentially put Jefferson's availability for the start of the season in jeopardy unless he hits his recovery timetable almost perfectly. Per the Sun, the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder is expected to face about four months of rehab before he'll be healthy enough for football activities. Even if he suffers no setbacks, that would have him coming back in mid-August. Jefferson could have jumped for the draft over the winter, but instead has opted to throw his lot in with new HC Dan Mullen to give it one more run in Gainesville. This past season was the best of his career, as he finished up with 47 tackles (13.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks. So long as Jefferson is sidelined, Jabari Zuniga, Jachai Polite, Antonneous Clayton and Zachary Carter all figure to see a closer look from Mullen and staff, with the former two players the most likely ones to step up if needed at the start of the 2018 campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 19 - 1:48 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Jake Allen will transfer.

Allen (6'3/204) stuck around long enough to take part in Florida's spring game -- he hit on 4-of-7 passes for 18 yards in the scrimmage -- but will not be long for Gainesville. He said in his farewell tweet that the offense being installed by Gators HC Dan Mullen simply isn't one which fits to his skill set. While he initially enrolled at Florida as a three-star recruit, Rivals' Mike Farrell wrote last winter that he was a prime candidate to outperform his pure star rating. That may well still be the case (Allen is just one year into his college career) but it won't be happening at Florida. Should he opt to remain in the FBS with his transfer, he'll be required to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Apr 18 - 12:58 PM

Florida DB Marcell Harris is taking an official predraft visit to the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.

No surprise that the Seahawks are sniffing around for a defensive back given their offseason moves. Harris (6'0/216) has been an off-stage actor for almost a year, now, as he did not play during the 2017 season due to a torn right Achilles sustained last July. He tested at neither the NFL Scouting Combine nor Florida's pro day, but said at the time of that pro day that he had been able to ramp up to running in his rehab. Harris will be crossing his fingers for a late Day 3 selection when the draft kicks off next week.
Apr 17 - 2:18 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Florida WR Antonio Callaway as a "wild card" to replace Dez Bryant in Dallas.

Callaway's talent is obvious and well-documented. The same can be said for the issues that could keep a first-round talent from going until Day 3. Still, the Cowboys have taken chances on players with character issues before, and there's a potentially high reward here. "I think Callaway could go anywhere from Rounds 2-5 this year, and it wouldn't be stunning to see him land in Dallas," Zierlein writes. We wouldn't be stunned, either.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 14 - 6:26 PM

Florida WR Antonio Callaway is taking an official predraft visit to the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris on this one. The Browns and Jets have both additionally shown interest in troubled wideout Callaway. We've seen some outlets forward him as being a potential Round 2 selection this spring, an idea that just doesn't hold much water in our minds. It's not that the NFL won't take early fliers on talented-but-troubled players -- more that Callaway got himself into trouble (at times serious trouble) throughout his collegiate career in Gainesville. We think it's fair that some isolated incidents which result from "kids being kids," such as a marijuana citation or a misdemeanor incident of public intoxication, can be overlooked by the NFL in the evaluating process. Callaway's case, however, is one of consistent malfeasance.
Apr 13 - 5:15 PM

NFL Media's Chad Reuter labeled Florida WR Antonio Callaway the biggest "Boom or Bust" player among all receivers and tight ends.

Reuter shared his thoughts about Callaway's (5'11/200) boom-or-bust potential by saying, "In his first two seasons with the Gators, Callaway exhibited explosive ability with the ball in his hands, both as a receiver and returner" but "he didn't play a down in the 2017 season as he was suspended after facing charges of credit card fraud, and that wasn't his first off-field issue." He is expected to be a Day 3 pick, but Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline recently mentioned that multiple people have seen "additional and new red flags pop up." This is bad news for Callaway's draft stock as he was already a dicey selection due to his previous off-field issues.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 8:38 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline has heard from "several people" that "additional and new red flags have popped up" on Florida WR Antonio Callaway since the NFL Scouting Combine.

Oh dear. While Pauline does not specify just what else has emerged with Callaway, further red flags for a player who already had a myriad of them could potentially cause a serious slide. His draft stock was already depressed due to his past indiscretions. Callaway has the talent to transition from a Day 3 selection to productivity in the NFL, but that's only if he keeps his head on straight.
Apr 11 - 5:32 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris passes along that Florida WR Antonio Callaway is visiting the Browns on Wednesday.

Callaway (5'11/200) visited the Jets on Monday, is checking out Cleveland on Wednesday and -- per Norris -- has an additional trip set up with the Bengals. Had the wideout not run into a myriad of off-field issues at Florida (including a marijuana citation, a sexual assault allegation and a credit card fraud scam), the talented wideout may well have been drafted in the second or even first round later this month. As matters currently stand, we do not expect Callaway to go off the board until Day 3. His baggage is just too heavy for a high selection.
Apr 11 - 4:37 PM

Florida WR Antonio Callaway is visiting the #Jets on Monday.

Callaway is widely viewed as one of the draft's top talents t the position. And due to his documented issues at Florida, teams want to be extra comfortable when considering drafting him. That's where visits and workouts come into play. Callaway will likely be a fourth-round pick or later. Just one team needs to give him a chance.
Apr 9 - 8:25 AM

Florida CB Duke Dawson is visiting the Patriots on Monday.

Dawson is one of the slot corners in this class who might make an immediate impact in the NFL. He played from a variety of alignments but appeared most comfortable working through trash and closing quickly.
Apr 9 - 8:24 AM

Florida received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star QB Jalon Jones.

Jones commits to the Gators over offers from schools like Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi State and Oregon, just to name a few. He ranks 10th in 247 Sports composite ranking list of "dual" quarterbacks, and the ninth best player in the state of Maryland. It's the seventh player to commit to Florida in Dan Mullen's first full year with the school.
Source: 247 Sports
Apr 7 - 6:19 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Florida WR Antonio Callaway as a potential "diamond in the rough" in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Callaway's issues have been well-documented, and with good reason. Nevertheless, when he's been on the field, the talent has been electric despite playing with horrific quarterback play during his time with the Gators. "Gallaway’s character needs plenty of investigating after three incident-filled years in Gainesville, but it won’t take scouts long to acknowledge his rare athleticism," writes Rang. "Scouts, in fact, could see shades of another former Diamond in the Rough — Chiefs’ Pro Bowler Tyreek Hill — as both possess the elusiveness and acceleration to offer big-play potential as a receiver, runner and returner."
Apr 3 - 10:14 PM

Florida WR Antonio Callaway will visit the Cowboys this week.

An ideal match? Callaway is widely viewed as one of the top talents at receiver in this class, but countless issues at Florida could push him to the undrafted ranks. Most likely he ends up being a third-day selection, and the Cowboys certainly have a need at the position. Visits can be used to reach a comfort level with a prospect and his personality.
Apr 3 - 10:07 AM

The Jets put Florida WR Antonio Callaway through a private workout on Thursday.

Callaway needs one team to believe in him. The Florida receiver ran into to trouble on multiple occasions in college, but so many are fans of his talent when on the field. Finding that connection and trust with one team is important.
Mar 29 - 10:56 AM


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