Posted: 10:03 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013
By Andy Hutchins
14 Florida Gators have latched on with NFL teams since the beginning of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, with eight getting drafted and six more signing as undrafted free agents on Saturday. Here's the full lists of both.
First, the draft picks:
|Sharrif Floyd||Minnesota Vikings||No. 24 (No. 24, first round)|
|Matt Elam||Baltimore Ravens||No. 32 (No. 32, first round)|
|Jon Bostic||Chicago Bears||No. 50 (No. 19, second round)|
|Jordan Reed||Washington Redskins||No. 85 (No. 23, third round)|
|Jelani Jenkins||Miami Dolphins||No. 104 (No. 7, fourth round)|
|Mike Gillislee||Miami Dolphins||No. 164 (No. 31, fifth round)|
|Caleb Sturgis||Miami Dolphins||No. 166 (No. 33, fifth round)|
|Josh Evans||Jacksonville Jaguars||No. 169 (No. 1, sixth round)|
And here are the undrafted free agents:
|Frankie Hammond||Kansas City Chiefs||@Dameon8|
|Omarius Hines||Baltimore Ravens||@Matt_Pearce13|
|Omar Hunter||Pittsburgh Steelers||@Bryan_Holt|
|Lerentee McCray||Denver Broncos||@KassidyHill|
|Xavier Nixon||Washington Redskins||@DaveJonesUFbeat|
|Earl Okine||Houston Texans||@Bryan_Holt|
Of note in that second list: McCray's deal is apparently for three years, somewhat rare for an undrafted free agent; Hines probably has a decent chance of making the Ravens roster, considering that Deonte Thompson did the same thing in 2012; and Hunter brings the Steelers back to three Gators on the roster (Marcus Gilbert and Maurkice Pouncey are the other two) after the release of Chris Rainey.
Also of note: Former Florida football player Adrian Bushell, who transferred to Louisville, signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders, and former Florida basketball player Ray Shipman, who transferred to UCF and picked up football, signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints.