Florida’s underclassmen exodus to the NFL continues.
The latest juniors to declare for the NFL draft are outside linebacker Vosean Joseph and running back Jordan Scarlett, who announced their decisions on social media Wednesday.
Joseph led the Gators in tackles this past season with 93 and also had nine tackles for losses and four sacks. He played in 37 games over the past three seasons.
Scarlett rushed for 776 yards and five scores, including one TD in the 41-15 win over Michigan in last Saturday’s Peach Bowl. Scarlett rushed for 1,846 yards and 12 touchdowns in 35 career games.
That’s five Gator juniors to declare for the draft, joining defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, defensive end Jachai Polite and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor.
Junior wide receiver Van Jefferson also has a decision to make between now and the Jan. 14 deadline to declare.
With the departures, the Gators now have 82 players on scholarship, three below the limit. That total includes 20 prospects who signed with UF during the early signing period in December. With further attrition likely, the Gators probably will be able to sign four or more players on National Signing Day in February.