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Antonya English

Former Gator Sharrif Floyd shines at NFL Combine

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February

Former Florida Gator Sharrif Floyd concluded the 2013 NFL Combine with an overall impressive performance, according to writers and NFL experts in attendance.

Floyd ran a 4.92 40-yard Dash, vertical jumpbed 30.0, and had an 8' 10" broad jump.

NFL Hall of Famer and NFL Network draft analyst Warren Sapp said: “Almost a 300-pound man running a sub-5 flat 40, you’re just impressed with the big man. His ability to move, his fluidness, get off the ground, doing almost everything. And then he played defensive end and defensive tackle in college, stout in the run. I love this kid all day long.”

Added Russ Land of National Football Post: “Floyd showed today that the hype surrounding him as a potential top ten pick is fair and justified. According to one scout we spoke to Floyd was “awesome” in drills today displaying the athleticism and explosiveness that are so rare in 300+ pound defensive tackles. His ability to move with such remarkable grace and bend his knees to maintain base during workout was incredible. Overall, after today’s workout, Floyd has pretty much assured himself of being one of the first ten players drafted in April.”

Don Banks of SI.com

Banks said Floyd helped improve his draft status, and has him projected in his first mock draft to go No. 3 overall to the Raiders. Said Banks: "Floyd running a 4.92 at almost 300 pounds got everyone's attention in Indy, and no matter the slot, he's now the favorite to become the first defensive lineman off the board."



[Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:15pm]

    

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