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Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that Florida DT Dominique Easley is drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and the San Fransisco 49ers.

Pauline mentioned that "more than a dozen teams" were on hand for Easley's pro-day and some teams are calling Easley "a second round pick" in this years draft. Easley ran through his position drills in about 40 minutes. Pauline has Easley rated as a third round pick. Moving forward, Easley has now shown teams he is largely recovered from his second ACL tear from last September. Easley will start visiting teams after Sunday and will have a great opportunity to impress teams even further.
Apr 17 - 2:54 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Florida DT Dominique Easley's workout "is crucial to his draft projection."

"NFL Scouts want to see if he can still plant, redirect and be explosive," Brugler tweeted. Easley will get an opportunity to work out in front of NFL Scouts today and show that he is healthy after tearing his ACL in September. The disruptive pass-rusher also tore his left ACL in 2011, but given the circumstances, he was quite productive coming off his previous injury. After today's workout, evaluators will no where Easley stands on their draft board. Our own Josh Norris still believes Easley is a top 10 talent in this years draft.
Apr 17 - 11:03 AM

The Cowboys used one of their 30 visits to host Florida DT Dominique Easley, according to Bryan Broaddus.

Per Broaddus, Easley's medical recheck is scheduled to take place in late April, but the Cowboys got a jump on his development thanks to the visit. We still consider Easley a top 10 talent due to his disruptive ability from the interior. Teams could see him as a one or three technique. Easley is recovering from a second torn ACL, one in each knee.
Apr 16 - 11:29 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler mentions Florida CB Jaylen Watkins as a possible target for the Saints.

New Orleans hosted five CBs at team headquarters on Tuesday, and they're clearing going to be gunning for reinforcements at the position in May. Brugler believes the club should check out Sammy's older brother: "After lining up at cornerback and safety in college, he offers the intriguing versatility that will be attractive to NFL teams, appearing comfortable in off man, press and zone coverage," the analyst wrote. "Watkins has light, controlled feet and does an excellent job in his pedal and hip flip to stay in the hip pocket of receivers down the field. His game needs some refinement, but the natural talent seems to shine through and would make an excellent draft choice in the third round."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 15 - 7:28 PM

The Eagles have "high interest" in Florida edge player Ronald Powell, according to Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski.

Powell was previously listed as a top national recruit but dealt with a multitude of injuries during his college career. The edge rusher has experience standing up or in a three point stance and would fill a nickel rushing role for the Eagles in sub-package sets. He could be had on the third day.
Apr 14 - 12:43 PM

Cowboys.com writer Bryan Broaddus has heard Florida DT Dominique Easley's medical re-checks will take place in late April.

Easley is a section favorite despite two torn ACLs, the latest of which occurred in late September. The medical checks will be a pivotal piece to his evaluation, which could allow Easley to land in the early part of the second-round or later. If healthy, Easley looked like a top 10 talent as an interior disruptor.
Apr 3 - 3:08 PM

The Eagles will host Florida CB Jaylen Watkins on a visit on Tuesday, according to beat writer Tim McManus.

Watkins entered the season behind teammates Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy, but really did out play both for a good portion of the season. he went on to have a solid Senior Bowl and offers a good combination of mixed coverages. he should be an early day three pick.
Mar 31 - 11:52 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay believes Florida DT Dominique Easley has the highest upside among trench prospects due to value.

In fact, McShay believes teams can get Easley in the fourth-round. "When you look at him, he has a chance to be a dominant three technique," McShay began. "He plays with great passion, an explosive first step, I thought he got violent with his hands this year." McShay went on to compare Easley's draft process to Arthur Jones, who ultimately was selected in the fifth-round have lower body injuries. Rotoworld's Josh Norris continues to list Easley as a top-10 prospect in this class.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 9:02 AM

Florida senior Jeff Driskel is distancing himself in the starting QB race, says coach Will Muschamp.

Gators fans probably hoped that phenom Will Grier would mount more resistance in the competition, but the early enrollee was always considered a big underdog. "Those guys will continue to split reps and Jeff has certainly distanced himself at this point," Muschamp said Tuesday. "But those guys have done some nice things at times. Jeff’s been through change before, so I think the more times you go through that stuff you kind of can handle it and move forward, the maturity takes over." Driskel will have to stop panicking under pressure to have a shot at a long NFL career.
Mar 25 - 7:57 PM

Florida redshirt senior WR Andre Debose was thrown into a window during a violent dispute on Saturday night, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

The police initially said that Debose himself had thrown a person through a window. Police spokesman Ben Tobias posted a correction and an apology to the Gators wideout on social media. The police department now states that Debose tried multiple times to break up the fight. Debose did not sustain an injury in the altercation. "He told me it was an eye-opening experience," Florida coach Will Muschamp said on Monday. "He admittedly said, 'Coach, I was in a bad place and shouldn't have been there, and I didn't know all of the people that were involved.' And I just told him, 'That's where you've got to be careful.'"
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 5:22 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline noted that Florida DT Dominique Easley did not work out at Florida's recent Pro Day and plans "a mid-to-late April workout."

Easley could easily be a top-10 pick in this years draft, unfortunately he now has two ACL tears on his resume to opposite knees. After Easley tore his left ACL in 2011, he rebounded nicely and played at a high level. Easley ruptured the ACL in his right knee back in September. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has Easley ranked at No.8 on his Top 100, and believes he could still be a top-40 pick like Cornelius "Tank" Carradine. Norris has compared Easley's skill set to Jay Ratliff and Earl Mitchell.
Mar 17 - 1:16 PM

Florida redshirt senior WR Andre Debose allegedly threw a person through a window during an altercation on Saturday night.

Details from the incident are scant and it's unclear at present if DeBose has been arrested or if he faces charges. UF has not commented. DeBose was granted a sixth season of eligibility because he missed the 2013 campaign with a torn ACL. The former five-star recruit has been a disappointment as a WR, but should remain a weapon in the return game if he's on the roster in August.
Mar 16 - 4:10 PM

Florida DT Dominique Easley could be a "mid-round steal," according to Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay.

McShay came away from a film session of Easley's work against Tennessee and Miami singing the praises of the gifted interior lineman. "Talk about sudden and explosive," tweeted McShay. "Left it all on field. Knee injuries will cause slip but could be mid-round steal." Easley ruptured the ACL in his right knee back in September and tore his left ACL in 2011. When healthy, Easley typically sets up camp on the opposition's side of the line of scrimmage.
Mar 9 - 10:13 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki believes that Florida junior DE/OLB Ronald Powell has "had his tires pumped since high school."

"Entitlement was an issue as a young player and his personality could rub some people the wrong way," Nawrocki wrote. "Has developmental value as a stand-up rush linebacker, but must dedicate himself to the craft and realize he's no longer the big man on campus." Powell was a top recruit out of high school and flashed plenty of ability with the Gators. When healthy, he's a hybrid pass rusher who can disrupt the timing of offenses. The NFL is worried about that qualifier. Expect Powell to display good movement skills and strength at the combine.
Feb 17 - 8:48 PM

Florida redshirt freshman OL Octavius Jackson has given up football due to complications with his chronically injured shoulder.

The former three-star recruit seeks a medical hardship which would allow him to remain on scholarship while not burning one of Florida football's 85. Jackson redshirted this past season.
Feb 11 - 9:12 PM


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