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49ers selected Florida RB Kelvin Taylor with the No. 211 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Taylor (5'10/207) shared time with Matt Jones and others before taking over as Florida's lead back as a third-year junior in 2015, rushing for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns on 259 carries (4.00 YPC). Taylor averaged an underwhelming 4.34 yards per carry in his college career and only caught 32 passes in three seasons. Taylor's sub-par athleticism showed up at the Combine, running 4.60 with a 9-foot-5 broad jump. With small hands (8 1/4") and an indecisive running mentality, Taylor has the ceiling of a lightly used situational back.
Apr 30 - 5:25 PM

Chiefs selected Florida WR Demarcus Robinson with the No. 126 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Robinson (6'1/203) spent three years with the Gators before going pro, totaling a 106-1,355-9 (12.8 YPR) receiving line across 20 starts. He led the Gators in catches in each of his final two seasons. Robinson's Combine workout disappointed, running 4.59 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical. The nephew of ex-Bears and Vikings WR Marcus Robinson, Demarcus was suspended four times in college, lacks route-running polish, and isn't quite the athlete he was billed to be. Albeit an exciting college player, Robinson probably has a third-receiver ceiling in the NFL.
Apr 30 - 1:34 PM

Colts selected Florida ILB Antonio Morrison with the No. 125 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Morrison (6'1/233) made 37 starts for the Gators, logging 21 career tackles for loss and three forced fumbles and earning first-team All-SEC as a senior. Morrison suffered a torn left meniscus with cartilage damage at the end of his junior season that may have cost him mobility, as he ran a painfully slow 5.1 forty at Florida's Pro Day and struggled mightily in agility tests. Morrison was an aggressive, downhill run defender in the SEC, but at the NFL level he will be an athletically-challenged, undersized player. Perhaps he'll carve out a career like Brandon Spikes', but that is Morrison's ceiling.
Apr 30 - 1:29 PM

Bears selected Florida DE Jonathan Bullard with the No. 72 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Bullard (6'3/285) made 36 starts for Florida, piling up career 33.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks en route to first-team All-SEC honors as a senior. Bullard showed plus athleticism at the Combine, running 4.93 with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Bullard spent time at both end and tackle at Florida and has a 'tweener build, but he boasts impressive quickness and a non-stop motor with versatility to rush and stop the run from multiple alignments. It remains to be seen whether Bullard can grow into an every-down NFL player, but he should be an early contributor in Chicago.
Apr 29 - 10:06 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris counts Florida DL Jonathan Bullard as the fifth-best prospect available for Day 2 of the draft.

Norris loves "[Bullard's] ability to win as a defensive end against the run and impact passing downs when lining up inside," noting that he can "win with power immediately or can win with length to shed and make the tackle." The 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman earned a comparison to an actual alligator from CBS Sports' Rob Rang due to his tenacity and aggressiveness. Bullard could be drafted as early as the second round, so he should stay on his toes when Day 2 festivities kick off in Chicago at 7 EST.
Source: Rotoworld
Apr 29 - 2:46 PM

Falcons selected Florida SS Keanu Neal with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Neal (6'1/211) went pro after three seasons at UF, tallying 4.5 career tackles for loss, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles as a 19-game starter. Although Neal managed a 4.62 forty in Indy, his explosive athleticism was displayed in the vertical (38") and broad (11') jumps. A vicious hitter, Neal can physically set the tone and possesses good enough movement skills and range to be functional in pass coverage.
Apr 28 - 10:11 PM

Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2016 draft

Hargreaves (5'11/204) started 37 games in three seasons for the Gators, piling up 10 career interceptions and first-team All-SEC honors in his sophomore and junior years. Supremely young for a rookie, Hargreaves won't be of legal drinking age until June. Although Hargreaves ran a slightly underwhelming 4.50 forty in Indy, he showed explosion in the vertical (39") and broad (10'10") jumps before shining in agility tests. Possessing an elite combination of quicks, competitiveness, and ball skills, Hargreaves offers No. 1-cornerback potential.
Apr 28 - 9:38 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Falcons HC Dan Quinn has "been pushing hard" for Florida S Keanu Neal "for a number of weeks."

"...but the feeling is the only way the team selects Neal is in a scenario where they are able to trade down," Pauline continued. While most have the Falcons taking OLB Darron Lee at No. 17, Pauline is hearing that Atlanta likes Clemson DEs Kevin Dodd and Shaq Lawson.
Apr 28 - 4:18 PM

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Florida LB Antonio Morrison was medically cleared of his infection upon recheck.

Per Rapoport, Morrison took antibiotics for six weeks in order to kill the infection. It was a noticeable hindrance during process testing, as he was unable to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine and was severely limited on his Pro Day. CBS Sports' Pete Prisco likes the 6-foot-1, 232-pounder as a potential third-round sleeper who could carve out a starting role over time.
Apr 25 - 10:16 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang noted that Florida DL Jonathan Bullard is "as tenacious and aggressive as a real-life 'gator (or bulldog, for that matter)."

"[Bullard] is as tenacious and aggressive as a real-life 'gator (or bulldog, for that matter)," Rang wrote, "showing a combination of size, strength, quickness and instincts to slide up and down the defensive line in the NFL, just as he did at Florida." The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder could rise as high as the first round once draft festivities open on Thursday, with the second round likely serving as his draft floor. Pro Football Focus sees him fitting like a glove with any of the Cowboys, Jaguars or Saints
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 25 - 9:44 PM

An NFL scout told NJ.com's Mark Eckel that Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves "very smart, very instinctive, a (Cleveland Browns All-Pro) Joe Haden-type player."

"Gets his hands on a lot of balls," the scout said. "Very physical in the run game. He's a real competitor." Hargreaves' stature may knock him down the board a bit, but most anonymous scouts have been enthused about his prospects during this pre-draft process. "He's a very good player. He's a tough press corner," another scout told Eckel. "He has good feet, good instincts. He's smart. He might just need to get in the weight room a little bit. But he's ready to play at this level."
Source: NJ.com
Apr 25 - 7:26 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco compared Florida DL Jonathan Bullard to Michael Bennett.

Prisco believes Bullard has the talent of a first-rounder, but sees the Florida standout falling into the second round. The analyst particularly likes the fact that the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder is "big, strong and plays hard." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline relayed that Bullard "looked phenomenal in drills" during his mid-March Pro Day.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 2:24 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that Florida LB Antonio Morrison could develop into "a third-round pick who will be a long-time starter."

"When I put on [Morrison's] tape, I was surprised he ran as well as he did," Prisco explained. "He's a three-down linebacker on the next level in my book." The 6-foot-1, 232-pound Florida product was hamstrung by an infection during his Pro Day in March, but turned in a nice Senior Bowl showing. ESPN's Todd McShay spoke highly of his athleticism and instinct following that annual pre-draft bowl.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 1:05 PM

An anonymous NFL scout says Florida WR Demarcus Robinson has "a whole slew of things but somebody will ignore it."

"He's a gifted kid but you've got to get past all the off-the-field stuff," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, predicting that Robinson will get taken in Rd. 3. Robinson has admitted to failing three drug tests and undergoing rehabilitation. "I don't care," a different scout said. "He is (expletive) talented. You should see him run after the catch." A third scout was less generous to Robinson. "Father shot himself (suicide) when he was 2 years old," he said. "Not arrogant or surly or anything. But I wouldn't even mess with him."
Apr 23 - 1:20 PM

Per Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, some in the Dolphins' scouting department and front office think Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves is "undersized" and "a nickel back."

"Miami’s preference is a big, physical boundary corner," Jackson wrote. He went on to imply the organization is higher on Houston’s William Jackson and Ohio State’s Eli Apple -- both tall corners who the Dolphins -- than Hargreaves. Jackson (the reporter, Barry, not the corner) went on to say the Dolphins will consider trading down from No. 13 overall to draft a corner later if they don't like the value in that slot. Miami won't necesarily take a corner. While Hargreaves may not be their cup of tea, we know Miami likes Ezekiel Elliott and a series of defensive players, Clemson defensive ends Kevin Dodd (visited) and Shaq Lawson being two examples.
Apr 21 - 10:39 PM


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