Oct 13, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Jonathan Bostic (1) warms up before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Gators beat the Commodores 31-17. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida Gators: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 245 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By: Chicago Bears (2nd round, 50th overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.61

Bench Press: 22

Vertical Jump: 32.5″

Broad Jump: 118″

2012 Statistics

G Int. Yards TD Int./G
13 2 31 1 0.15
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 44 23 67 5.15
Tackles For Loss
13 6.5 23 0.50
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 3.0 17 0.23
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 2 4 1 0

Career Highlights (via Florida athletics site)


Appeared in 51 games, making 32 starts…Finished his career with 237 total tackles, and had 19.0 TFL, 7.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, five interceptions and two forced fumbles…Four year letter-winner for the Gators.


Started all 13 games at middle linebacker…Third on the team with 68 tackles on the season, and fifth with 6.5 TFL for a total of 23 yards for loss…Was also tied for second on the team with 3.0 sacks and tied for fourth in interceptions (2) and third in quarterback hurries (4)…Named to Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team on defense…Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC Second Team (LB)…Butkus Award Watch List (LB)…Lombardi Award Preseason Watch list (LB)…Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Second Team (LB)…Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC (LB)…Preseason Associated Press All-SEC Third Team (LB)…Led the team in tackles (8) against Bowling Green, five were unassisted and included 1.0 TFL…Recorded at least three tackles in every game…Had a team-high and a season-high 2.0 TFL in the win against Texas A&M…Set a career-high for interceptions in a season after pulling in one INT against Missouri and then another against Jacksonville State…All five of his tackles against Texas A&M were unassisted…Totaled five unassisted tackles three times during the season (Bowling Green, Texas A&M, Georgia)…Finished the season second on the team in sacks (3.0)…Recorded one sack against Texas A&M, LSU and Vanderbilt…Had six solo stops against Louisville in the 2013 Sugar Bowl.


Started all 13 games at middle linebacker…Led the team with 94 tackles on the season, and finished tied for second with 10.0 TFL for a total of 57 yards for loss…Also had 3.0 sacks, two pass breakups, two QB hurries and forced a fumble…Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Third Team (LB)…Lindy’s Preseason Second-Team All-SEC (LB)…CFPA Linebacker Trophy Watch List…SEC Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Third Team (LB)…Butkus Award Watch List (LB)…Preseason All-SEC Third Team (Media) (LB)…Phil Steele’s Midseason Honorable Mention All-American (LB)…Phil Steele’s Midseason All-SEC Second Team (LB)…Led the team in tackles seven times (Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Auburn (tied), Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio State), recording eight-or-more in each of them and double digits three times…Had a TFL in each of the first four games…Had a team-leading eight tackles, including 4.0 TFL for 15 yards against Ohio State in the Gator Bowl…Registered five tackles vs. Florida State…Notched four tackles and a pass breakup against Furman…Was one shy of his career best with 12 tackles at South Carolina…Had five tackles, four solo, against Vanderbilt…Registered a team-leading nine tackles against Auburn and Georgia, with one for a 3-yard loss vs. UGA…Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including an 8-yard sack, and a pass breakup at No. 1 LSU…Hit double digits for the first time in 2011 at Kentucky, notching 10 tackles, including a 7-yard sack, while also forcing a fumble…Notched eight tackles, including a 7-yard sack, against Tennessee…Had five tackles with a  13-yard TFL against UAB…Opened the season with three tackles, including a 4-yard TFL, against FAU.


Appeared in all 13 games, starting six (Miami University, USF, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida State)…Finished the season tied for third on the Gators with 57 tackles, 36 solo and 21 assisted…Completed the season with seven games of five or more tackles…Tied for ninth in the SEC in interceptions and tied for eighth nationally among linebackers for interceptions with three…Had five tackles (four solo) and a career-high two pass break ups vs. Penn State in the 2011 Outback Bowl…Registered five tackles (two solo) at Florida State…Credited with three solo tackles vs. Appalachian State and added his first career pass break up…Tallied three solo tackles vs. South Carolina…Had four tackles, including one TFL at Vanderbilt…Notched his first career solo sack vs. Georgia for a three-yard loss…Recorded eight tackles vs. Mississippi State…Collected five tackles vs. LSU, which marked the fourth time he had made five or more tackles in a game that season and notched a half-sack…Had three tackles, a quarterback hit and his third interception of the season (second in as many games) vs. Kentucky…Led the Gators with eight tackles at Tennessee (five solo)…Made a crucial interception in the red zone to end a second-quarter Tennessee drive, preserving a 7-3 Florida lead…Held the point of attack on Omarius Hines’ 36-yard fake punt run vs. Tennessee…Registered six tackles vs. USF and his pressure forced a third-quarter Justin Trattou interception from USF QB B.J. Daniels…Recorded his first career start in the season opener at middle linebacker with five tackles and his first career interception.


Led all freshmen with 18 total tackles, including 14 solo…Totaled five tackles, three solo, playing special teams and linebacker against Vanderbilt…Collected three total tackles against Troy…Led the team in tackles with seven (six solo) in his collegiate debut against Charleston Southern…Enrolled at UF in January of 2009.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Big linebacker prospect who led the team in tackles with 94 a year ago, and has 169 career tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, five passes broken up, three interceptions, and a forced fumble. Bostic is certainly capable of racking up tackles, and one area where I want to see him continue to improve as a senior player is working downhill and being more aggressive in the running game. Bostic has four tackles for loss through four games, so I think he’s improving in that area. When you watch him play, he often struggles with fighting off blocks but I think that’s an area he’s getting better. He’s not an overly exciting linebacker prospect, but he certainly has a good set of skills, good enough to get him on an NFL roster if he works hard enough.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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