Florida and Florida State are both looking to put their best foot forward for a chance to play in the BCS title game at the end of the season, and this game should be a great one. Not only is this rivalry great for college football fans, it’s great for NFL Draft fans. Both teams are often loaded with NFL prospects, and this year is no different. Some of these guys might not make their way to the pros until 2014, but they are still definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Florida State has a pair of pass rushers in Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine who are outstanding and will provide the Gators with a lot to worry about on any given play. We’ve documented a list of players from both teams who look like big time NFL prospects:
Here is a preview from our Florida Gators prospect preview page:
73 Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Junior 6’3″ 303 pounds
Big, powerful defensive tackle prospect who entered college football with a bang back in 2010, earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman team. Floyd is a versatile lineman who is not a great pass rusher but certainly knows how to occupy blockers and make plays in the backfield. He has played both defensive tackle as well as on the outside at end, and has been very productive for the Gators, living up to his hype as an All-American prep. So far as a junior, Floyd is lighting it up once again. He is making plays in the backfield and proving that his freshman year was not a fluke. What Floyd does so well is use his hands and quickness off the ball to beat offensive linemen. There is no guarantee that he will be coming out after his junior season, but if you see his name entered into the 2013 crop of players, it’s likely he’ll be a high selection.