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Florida well represented

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Timmons_3 Players from Florida colleges have been well represented so far in the draft.

So far, six players from the state have been chosen in the first round. Florida State linebacker Lawrence Timmons was the first off the board, chosen at 15th overall by the Steelers.

He was followed by Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss to the Broncos at No. 17, Florida safety Reggie Nelson to the Jaguars at No. 21, Miami safety Brandon Meriweather to the Patriots at No. 24, Miami linebacker Jon Beason to the Panthers at No. 25 and Miami tight end Greg Olsen to the Bears at No. 31.

Of course, this is not even close to being one of the better drafts for Florida colleges. In past years, there have been as many as six first-round picks from a single school, as Miami had in 2004.

(Pictured: Lawrence Timmons. Times photo - Scott Keeler. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:45pm]

    

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