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An NFC pro personnel director told NFL Media's Bucky Brooks that Florida LB Jarrad Davis is "a hard-nosed player who has a nasty streak that you need to excel at the position."

"Plus, he makes plays from numbers to numbers and has a bit of thump to him," the personnel director said. "Someone's going to get a good football player when they get him." Brooks sees the 6-foot-1, 238-pound Davis as similar to 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman on tape, writing that "[f]rom his nastiness to his tackling ability and toughness, Davis has a game that's reminiscent of the perennial Pro Bowler prior to his injury." In addition to this Bowman comp, we have also seen Davis' game likened to that of Bobby Wagner and Shaq Thompson.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 8:16 PM

Florida CB Teez Tabor went through a private workout for the Saints and Cardinals on Monday, according to Rotoworld's Josh Norris.

Florida's pro day is scheduled for May 28, and Tabor might participate more than other Combine corners in the hopes of improving his results. Tabor offers 32-plus inch arms, understanding of zone coverage and an aggressive mentality when attacking the run.
Mar 21 - 8:22 AM

Two NFL scouts speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Florida LB Jarrad Davis was a first-round pick.

"I don’t see how he gets out of the first (round)," said one scout. "Too fast, too athletic, too good of a player over his career there." The other said: "He can run and he’s rangy. He’s got great leadership intangibles. Now he’s often-injured, too. He’s got to go first round." Pro Football Focus compares the 6-foot-1, 238-pound Davis to Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner.
Mar 17 - 12:37 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Florida CB Quincy Wilson to Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters.

"Whether or not Wilson can make an impact in the NFL early in his career like Peters did remains a big question mark," writes the PFF analysis team, "but like Peters he is more than willing to gamble to try and make a big play." They believe Wilson has the chops to start immediately at the next level. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein is not ruling out the possibility that the 6-foot-1, 211-pounder might eventually move to safety, as the analyst notes that he has "issues in staying glued to quick receivers."
Mar 16 - 6:54 PM

An AFC executive told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that he "would rather go to war" with Florida CB Quincy Wilson than Florida CB Teez Tabor.

The executive called Wilson "big" and "tough," though he also noted that the 6-foot-1, 211-pounder "may not be that clean with his coverage." As for the Tabor v Wilson debate, he said, "Tabor has more talent but Wilson just has to find the right spot because he's got the mindset to be a pro player." Zierlein sees a potential position shift down the road for Wilson, writing that "[h]is size and physicality combined with issues in staying glued to quick receivers could lead him to the safety spot where his instincts, ball skills and willingness to tackle will all serve him well."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 7:11 PM

Florida redshirt senior QB Luke Del Rio will undergo surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder on Wednesday.

Here we go again. This is Del Rio's second shoulder surgery this offseason after he went under the knife in January to attempt to fix his other (non-throwing) shoulder. Florida says he'll be ready for fall camp. "He'll be fine," McElwain said. "It's not major." The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Del Rio went 114-of-201 passing for 1,358 yards and an 8/8 TD/INT rate last year.
Mar 14 - 1:55 PM

Speaking under the veil of anonymity, one NFL scout called Florida DT Caleb Brantley a "fake tough guy."

There's some humor in that line. Brantley tested in the 9th percentile athletically, but produced a good amount of disruption from the interior during his time at Florida. He likely projects as a 2i or 3-technique, allowing him to shoot upfield off the snap rather than attempt to hold off blockers at the line of scrimmage.
Mar 13 - 9:50 AM

Clemson sophomore T Jake Fruhmorgen transferred to Florida.

Fruhmorgen was also considering a possible jump to LSU. An eight-game starter a year ago, the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder was unable to contribute down the stretch, as he was sidelined by a shoulder issue and later had to deal with a personal matter which required his absence from the team. Per 247Sports' composite rankings, Fruhmorgen slotted in at No. 119 overall during the 2015 cycle. He will have to sit out the 2017 campaign due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Mar 10 - 12:36 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Florida LB Jarrad Davis to Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner.

"Like Wagner, Davis is an elite athlete but is undersized for an inside linebacker," the outlet notes of the 6-foot-1, 238-pounder. "While that can inhibit him in some ways, Davis has everything needed to be a pro bowl linebacker." The outlet would like to see improved tackling and patience against the run. The likely Day 2 selection did not participate in Combine testing this past weekend due to an ankle injury.
Mar 9 - 3:02 PM

An AFC executive encouraged NFL.com's Lance Zierlein to pan Florida LB Jarrad Davis so he might fall to them.

"He's good," the exec said. "I don't care about some of those holes you are talking about. Kill him so maybe somebody will listen to you and he can fall to us. We'll take him." Zierlein interestingly likens Davis to Shaq Thompson. "His ability to cover ground, operate with loose hips in space, and finish his tackles make him a draft favorite for some teams," Zierlein wrote. "While it is easy to fall in love with the traits and potential, will have to take better routes to the ball and learn to keep himself clean against blocks." The analyst thinks Davis will start early as a 4-3 outside backer.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 8 - 3:59 PM

Pro Football Focus analyst Steve Palazzolo writes that Florida CB Teez Tabor's abysmal Combine showing "may force him closer to the middle of the [cornerback] pack."

The Combine was filled with its usual assortment of surprises and disappointments, with Tabor landing decidedly on the latter half of the spectrum. He managed a top 40-yard dash of just 4.63 seconds. And the 6-foot, 199-pounder didn't only disappoint in the signature event. He also logged uninspiring jumps of 31 inches (vertical) and 120 inches (broad), plus only nine reps on the bench press. Tabor called himself the best corner in the draft (and the best player) prior to testing, a boast which he did not back up in the slightest.
Mar 7 - 9:17 PM

Florida CB Teez Tabor ran 40-yard dashes of 4.63- and 4.68-seconds at the NFL Combine on Monday.

This is a stunning showing from a top-shelf cornerback prospect. Early Twitter returns on what this will do to Tabor's stock weren't positive. "Tabor at that speed ain't sniffing top 20," wrote Jeff Risdon. "One instance where tape won't override." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler indicated that Tabor's profile will drop "for many." Brugler added: "Scouts knew he wasn't a burner, but they weren't expecting high 4.6."
Mar 6 - 12:52 PM

Florida S Marcus Maye will sit out his position's Combine workout due to the broken arm he suffered in November.

The same injury forced Maye out of the Senior Bowl. Maye's agent, Erik Burkhardt, says his client is very close to being ready. We'll take this as an expectation that Maye will go through a full pro day workout. His 2015 teammates, Keanu Neal nd Brian Poole, had outstanding rookie years.
Mar 6 - 10:09 AM

Florida CB Teez Tabor believes that he is the best player in the draft.

"I think I'm the best corner in the draft. I think I'm the best player in the draft," Tabor said while talking with the media at the Combine on Sunday. He also admitted to failing a drug test out of high school and getting hit with a suspension after skipping a later test. "I paid for it," he said. "I got suspended. That hurt me." He will take part in athletic testing at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday as he tries to help seal up a first-round selection.
Mar 5 - 3:11 PM

Florida redshirt junior WR Dre Massey (ACL) will be available for spring practices.

Massey, a JUCO transfer, tore his ACL against UMass in the opener and missed the remainder of the season. "Dre Massey, as you guys know, was a big blow to us offensively last year when we lost him on the opening kickoff. It’s exciting to have him back," McElwain said Thursday. Massey will be a non-contact participant in practices.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 23 - 1:24 PM


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