Florida Gators’ Jordan Scarlett, Vosean Joseph declares for NFL draft

Five Gators have announced their intentions to leave school early for the NFL.
Jordan Scarlett and Vosean Joseph are the fourth and fifth Gators to announce their intentions to leave for the NFL draft. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times ]
Jordan Scarlett and Vosean Joseph are the fourth and fifth Gators to announce their intentions to leave for the NFL draft. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times ]
Published January 2
Updated January 2

Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph and running back Jordan Scarlett both announced Wednesday that they intend to forego their final seasons to enter the NFL draft.

Scarlett, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound redshirt junior finished with 731 rushing yards and four touchdowns during his final year. He was suspended all of last season as part of the Gators' credit card fraud scandal but was UF's leading rusher in 2016.

Joseph led UF with 87 tackles as a junior. Nine of them were for a loss, and he added four sacks and four pass breakups.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Miami native is the fifth Gator to leave school early. Scarlett, defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor and defensive end Jachai Polite have all announced that they're going pro, too.

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