A day after Florida’s loss to the Louisville Cardinals, a pair of Gators are declaring early for the 2013 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle Shariff Floyd and safety Matt Elam had decided to forgo their junior seasons.
Floyd, 6’3″, 303 pounds is expected to be a first round pick. He 46 tackles, three sacks, and a team-high 13 tackles for a loss for the Gators this year. He also blocked two kicks on special teams for the Gators. He moved to defensive tackle this year, after playing defensive end the previous two years. Floyd was an All-SEC team selection in 2012.
Elam, 5’10”, 202 pounds, was an first team All-American, and posted 76 total tackles (second on the team), for the Gators. He had 11 against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl last night. He also had four interceptions and five pass breakups on the year.