Floyd not expected to be at UF Pro Day

Florida defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd eyes a coach as he prepares to run a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.
One of the hottest draft prospects in Florida football history is not expected to participate in the team's annual Pro Day Tuesday in The Swamp. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, whose stock has been soaring among the draft analysts and experts, is expected to sit out the workouts due to a slightly sprained ankle he sustained at the NFL Combine. It was at the combine that Floyd dazzled with his 40 time (4.87 seconds) and agility drills. Floyd now is considered a consensus top-five pick in next month's NFL Draft. The Gators have not had a player selected in the top five since defensive tackle Gerard Warren was taken in the third round by Cleveland in 2001.

Floyd is expected to have a private workout with NFL coaches and scouts March 22. Junior outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins also might participate in the private workout. He could not participate at the combine because he was still recovering from foot surgery. The rest of UF's draft-eligible players are expected to participate in Pro Day. They're expected on the field at about 10:30 a.m. to run the 40-yard dash, followed by agility drills and one-on-one workouts. With Floyd sitting, the best prospect on the field Tuesday figures to be junior safety Matt Elam, who is being projected to go late in the first round or early in the second. Another underclassman, tight end Jordan Reed, could go as high as early in the third round. Others expected to participate include linebacker Jon Bostic, safety Josh Evans, tailback Mike Gillislee, wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., wide receiver Omarius Hines, defensive tackle Omar Hunter, linebacker Jelani Jenkins, linebacker Lerentee McCray, defensive tackle Earl Okine, fullback Scott Peek, offensive lineman Sam Roby, offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, place-kicker Caleb Sturgis and offensive guard James Wilson.

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