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9-4, 1st in SEC - East
Spurrier reflects on his draft day (2:53)

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Mel Kiper Jr. projects that ILB prospects Reuben Foster and Jarrad Davis will go in the first round of the 2017 draft.

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Steve Spurrier was already enjoying retirement but said he's enjoying it even more after seeing some of the new NCAA rules, particularly the early signing period and players taking official visits in April, May and June. "I sort of liked an offseason. There is no offseason now," Spurrier told ESPN. "It's year around, and guys go, go, go, but a lot of guys like that. They don't go to the beach. They don't play golf. They don't travel. They don't do other things in life. I think it helped me last 30 years as a head coach because I did have an offseason."

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2dMark Schlabach

Ex-Gator Brantley won't be charged before draft

The Florida state attorney's office won't decide before the start of the NFL draft whether former Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley will be formally charged with misdemeanor simple battery.

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3dMark Schlabach

Ex-Gator Brantley accused of punching woman

Former Florida DT Caleb Brantley, considered a potential first- or second-round pick in this week's draft, was charged Friday with misdemeanor simple battery after he allegedly punched a woman.


First 2018 class rankings: Florida

The Gators are struggling to snag headlines from Florida State and Miami but have grabbed some key early pieces, including ESPN 300 CB Divaad Wilson and safety C.J. Smith.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

Florida, with three ESPN 300 commits, is ranked 17th in the initial ESPN recruiting class rankings. The Gators class is led by the 15th-ranked safety in the country, C.J. Smith.

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The SEC has eight teams ranked in the top 25 of the ESPN recruiting class rankings. Surprisingly, only 1 in the top 10. —— 5. LSU 13. Texas A&M 14. Auburn 17. Florida 19. Tennessee 20. Arkansas 22. Kentucky 25. Alabama.

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7dMel Kiper

Kiper's favorite 2017 draft prospects at every position

A steamroller running back. A former basketball player. Even a former walk-on who could be a first-round pick. Mel Kiper picks 23 of his favorite prospects -- and adds round projections for each.

2017 a pivotal year for McElwain's offense (2:16)
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7dTed Miller

Gators considered DE U

Florida is one of three SEC schools that are in the top four in producing NFL defensive ends over the past decade. Dante Fowler was drafted No. 3 overall by the Jaguars in 2015.

Inside Barnhart's Notebook (3:41)
13dGerry Hamilton

Florida lands second ESPN Jr. 300 commit in ATH Iverson Clement

Florida is quietly adding some key pieces to the program in the 2018 cycles without making the big splashes as some of the competition. After adding Sunshine State receiver Corey Gammage and upside, Peach State offensive tackle Jalen Goss to the fold over the weekend, the Gators reeled in a second ESPN Junior 300 of the cycle Thursday when Iverson Clement committed.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Sherit missed a few games last year for the Gators because of injuries but notched 38 tackles, 5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks in 10 games (7 starts). With Florida needing quality depth at DL, getting him back is important. Rick Wells redshirted last year and has continuously dealt with injuries, but coaches have been excited about his potential at WR. Getting through fall camp is very important for Wells

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Of the 22 Florida players who were limited at one point during the spring, three are not currently on track to be cleared for the start of fall practice -- DE Jordan Sherit, WR Rick Wells and TE Harry Gornto. They will be reevaluated closer to camp and their status could change prior to the team's first practice. Moral Stephens, Joseph Putu, Tyrie Cleveland and Duke Dawson all suffered minor injuries during last Friday's spring game, but are expected to recover soon.

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