Florida Football Mailbag Pt. 2: Coaching staff, facilities and more

USA Today Sports Images Inside the Gators ‘ Landon Watnick asked for subscribers to submit their Florida football questions in the Alley. In this second segment of a two-part Q&A with the ITG membership, Watnick discusses Florida’s coaching staff, the stand-alone football facility and more.

From ryan2929 : Predict who leaves early and who fills their shoes next season.

LW: Considering they’re projected to land within the first 40 picks, I think cornerbacks Jalen “Teez” Tabor and Quincy Wilson and defensive tackle Caleb Brantley are very, very likely to enter the NFL Draft. The decisions of left tackle David Sharpe, linebacker Alex Anzalone and defensive back Duke Dawson will be worth monitoring, but from that group I’ll predict that Sharpe goes.

At cornerback, Florida could end up relying on some of its 2017 commits like Elijah Blades and Marco Wilson to play big roles there from the get-go. Duke Dawson, Chauncey Gardner (if he moves back from safety to corner), JUCO signee Joseph Putu, Chris Williamson, and redshirt freshmen McArthur Burnett and C.J. McWilliams could also end up competing for playing time as well. None of the aforementioned players are proven options at the cornerback position.

Florida is in major need of defensive tackles in this recruiting cycle, with Brantley and Joey Ivie on the way out. Khairi Clark and Taven Bryan will step into more prominent roles, while Jachai Polite could slide inside to defensive tackle if he continues to add more bulk to his frame. Otherwise, the Gators are pretty thin at tackle, with just Luke Ancrum as a backup option and Kyree Campbell as their lone 2017 commit at the position. Subscribe today to read the full article and get everything Rivals has to offer.

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