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Former Gator Sharrif Floyd to attend the NFL Draft



With his draft status continuing to rise since he decided to forgo his senior season at Florida, former Gator Sharrif Floyd will be in New York on draft day.

Floyd is among 23 players who are confirmed as planning to attend the 2013 NFL Draft in New York.

The All-SEC and All-American defensive lineman is expected to be a high first-round selection. Floyd finished his UF career with 115 tackles, 26.0 TFL and 4.5 sacks. He also had three blocked field goals. His three career kick/punt blocks is tied for fifth in school history. In his final season, Floyd had 46 tacklesand a team-leading 13 tackles for loss.

The first round of the draft will be held on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. The draft's rounds two and three will be held Friday, April 26, starting at 6:30 p.m.. All will be televised on the NFL Network, ESPN and ESPN2. 

The Gators have had 43 players selected all-time in the first round of the NFL Draft, and have had a player drafted in the first round in 31 drafts, fifth-most among all schools nationally.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:18am]


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