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Florida redshirt senior OT Chaz Green has private workouts scheduled with the Buccaneers, Panthers, Falcons, Texans, Cowboys, Bills, Saints, and the Chargers.

The Florida prospect has had durability concerns over the years, as he has dealt with injuries his entire career. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Green has missed a total of 20 games in his four years in Gainsville, missing several games with injuries, including the entire 2013 season with a torn labrum. In 2014, Green was able to make it through an entire season starting 11 games, at both tackle positions for the Gators. Green could be a day 3 selection in April.
Mar 25 - 3:33 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler has a "Pro Bowl ceiling with double-digit sack potential," and ranks him his No.1 edge rusher in the draft.

"Fowler is a competitive pass rusher getting by on athleticism and inside moves right now, but has a Pro Bowl ceiling with double-digit sack potential if he takes coaching and addresses his rush technique," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-3, 277-pound Fowler shows a ton of explosiveness and athleticism, with the ability to play OLB or DE at the next level. The versatile prospect looks like he's a lock to be top-10 selection in the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 2:03 PM

Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler's "versatility is a nice footnote, but his value in the pass-happy NFL is a knack for getting the quarterback, either as a defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4," wrote NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

"Fowler's effectiveness is based on quick feet, especially his first two steps," Cooney wrote. "Add his fluid athleticism and perpetual motion and Fowler is one of the best edge rushers in this draft. He was effective at several positions, playing right or left end (in 3-4 or 4-3), outside linebacker and even nose tackle in a nickel defense." At the combine, the 6-foot-3, 277-pound Fowler recorded a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.61 forty, sensational numbers. He added 19 reps on bench, a 32.5 inch vertical and a 9-foot-5 inch broad jump. "I can do it all, some linebacker, some defensive end, I can do both," Fowler said. "I can rush really good and I can drop back in coverage. If I want to think I'm a big guy, I like to go out there and mess with the receivers, I can play in the flats and in the curls. I can play everywhere."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 22 - 4:34 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein projects Florida T D.J. Humphries as a "solid NFL starter" at left tackle if he's coached into improving hand technique.

"Humphries relies on his superior athleticism and fist-fight mentality rather than an improved skill set and steady technique. He might always have an issue with being a leaner, but his hand placement should improve with more work and coaching," Zierlein wrote. "When he improves in that area, he could become a solid NFL starter on the left side." Humphries checks in as the No. 4 offensive lineman in the class, according to Zierlein's rankings. The analyst compares him to D'Brickashaw Ferguson. "What made me really take notice was the way he handled Shane Ray when they played. If you can block that guy, you can play in the league," an NFC scout in charge of the SEC told Zierlein.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 11:32 PM

Florida OL Max Garcia "has the toughness NFL teams look for in a center," noted NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

The analyst believes Garcia is the class' most underrated center. Garcia, a former Maryland Terrapin, has made starts at center, left tackle and left guard during his career. CBS Sports' Rob Rang likes his knee bend and flexibility. "Limited phone-booth mauler with above-average upper-body strength and toughness at the point of attack to play in the NFL," reads Lance Zierlein's scouting report. "His physical limitations could hurt his draft standing, but his functional strength and potential to swing between center and guard give him a decent shot to make it in the league."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 18 - 12:46 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler "wouldn't be surprised" if Florida redshirt senior OLB Neiron Ball's old coach Dan Quinn "pushed hard for Atlanta to get him."

The Florida prospect offers versatility at the linebacker position, as he played in a 3-4 and 4-3 at inside backer. Ball has good speed and is able hold his own in man coverage. However, Ball had meniscus surgery and had to have a microfracture repair in 2014. On top of that, Ball had brain surgery in 2011 due to a condition which caused blood vessels in his brain to rupture. While the 6-foot-2, 236-pound Ball shows promise, he could end up being a undrafted free agent.
Mar 16 - 2:43 PM

Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. leaped from No. 11 to No. 5 in Mel Kiper's newest Big Board.

Kiper ranks him one slot ahead of Marcus Mariota. "Fowler had a good combine and improved his status because the athletic profile is great for a player his size," Kiper wrote. "He can play on his feet in space, will set the edge, can drive upfield and spin back inside, and can flip inside where he can win with quickness. The guy isn't dominant in one area -- if there's a concern it's that he's still pretty raw as a pass-rusher -- but he's pretty good pretty much anywhere you line him up. He has good lateral quickness and will chase the play. I think there's more productivity to be found, but Fowler will get better." At the combine, the 6-foot-3, 277-pound Fowler recorded a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.61 forty, sensational numbers. He's ticketed for the top 10.
Mar 15 - 9:37 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries is now the No. 23 overall prospect on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

He was previously unranked. "The first thing that jumps out about Humphries as a prospect are the feet," Kiper wrote. "He has really quick feet for a player this size and it gives him the ability to simply become a moving brick wall if you want to try to beat him with speed. He also has little bit of nastiness to his game and really likes to take on the challenge of a tough matchup." Humphries had a really good combine, with a superb forty (5.12), short shuttle (4.64), bench press (26 reps) and broad jump (8-8). Humphries (6-foot-5, 307 pounds) does come with health concerns. "If he can get better I'd start in the run game where he's not the classic mauler that some of the other guys in this draft (Scherff, Collins) can be in the run game," Kiper wrote. "But starting with a good base in pass protection makes him a solid prospect."
Mar 15 - 8:37 PM

Florida senior LB Antonio Morrison will miss spring activities while recovering from knee surgery.

Morrison underwent knee surgery following the school's bowl game. He led the Gators with 101 tackles this season, and added six TFLs, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery in 2014. A ton of talent left Gainesville after 2014, and Morrison will likely be one of their better defenders next season.
Mar 10 - 12:04 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries will have dinner with Panthers OL coach John Matsko on Tuesday.

Humphries is from the Charlotte area and the Panthers have a need at offensive tackle, so the link makes sense. Gil Brandt previously mentioned Humphries having a visit scheduled with Carolina. Some might raise an eyebrow at these words, but D.J. has already produced a solid pre-draft performance after gaining 20 pounds since the season, checking in at 307 lbs. Who knows if it change how much functional strength he plays with, but teams will like the weight gain no matter what.
Mar 10 - 10:53 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Florida T D.J. Humphries' "lower body athleticism" and "feet are awesome," but thinks he "still needs a lot of work."

The 6-foot-5, 307-pound Humphries is athletic and quick off the snap, and shows a ton of upside at the position. In order for him to reach his potential, he'll probably need to improve his hand placement at the next level to be successful. The Florida Gator is currently drawing interest from the Bucs, Browns, Chargers, Bengals and the Panthers.
Mar 9 - 2:27 PM

Florida's Matt Jones could be a "big" third down RB, according to Daniel Jeremiah.

Jones "doesn't have a lot of juice but he's excellent in pass pro and he catches easy," Jeremiah tweeted. The running back left Florida early and measured in at 6'2/231 lbs at the Combine where he tested like a below average athlete at the position.
Mar 8 - 4:25 PM

The National Football Post's Greg Gabriel ranks Florida's Dante Fowler Jr. as the best edge rusher in the class.

"What jumps out to me on tape is his natural explosiveness through the hips," Gabriel wrote. "That allows him to play with power. He has good hand use and plays with strength at the point. He is a natural pass rusher, and over the last two years he has 12 sacks and 25 tackles for loss." At the combine, the 6-foot-3, 277-pound Fowler recorded a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.61 forty, sensational numbers. Gabriel concluded by writing that he thinks "Fowler will be gone long before the first round hits the 10th pick."
Mar 7 - 11:00 PM

Florida's Dante Fowler Jr. "seems like the safest" edge rusher in the 2015 class, according to NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah.

"I believe he's going to be a better pro than he was in college," Jeremiah said of Fowler, citing the different alignments Fowler played while with the Gators. It seems like Fowler was allowed to freelance quite a bit this season, attacking from multiple gaps out of multiple stances. He is ahead of the game in terms of hand use, length and power to create space.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 1:46 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries has six visits lined up, according to NFL Media's Gil Brandt.

We aren't sure if these are on campus or in-house visits. Those teams: the Bucs, Browns, Chargers, Bengals and Panthers twice. Humphries is from the Charlotte area, and the team has an obvious left tackle need, so the connection makes sense. Humphries is reportedly up to 307 lbs after weighing 285 during the season.
Mar 7 - 12:27 PM


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