Gators in NFL draft

Florida linebacker Jonathan Greenard greets fans after the game against Vanderbilt at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Nov. 9, 2019. The Gators beat the Commodores 56-0. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

NFL draft analysts have listed these three Florida players in their top five per position and the players are expected to go on the first two days of the draft that starts Thursday, with live coverage on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC at 8 p.m. Rounds 2-3 start at 7 p.m. Friday and rounds 4-7 at 12 p.m. Saturday.


3. Jabari Zuniga, 6-3, 264, Florida, 4.64, Sr. — Another defensive end who was asked to work out with the linebackers at the combine, Zuniga is another player who projects as either a 4-3 end or 3-4 outside linebacker. An ankle injury limited him to six games last fall.

4. Jonathan Greenard, 6-3, 263, Florida, 4.87, Sr. — Like Zuniga, his teammate with the Gators, Greenard is likely to play 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. Earned all-SEC honors after posting 9 1/2 sacks after transferring from Louisville.


2. C.J. Henderson, 6-1, 204, Florida, 4.39, Jr. — Has the size and athleticism to excel on the outside. Six career interceptions and two went for touchdowns when he was a freshman. Strengths: Burst to make up ground. Weaknesses: Locating and playing the ball can be spotty. Fact: Ankle injury limited him to nine games last season, but still had 11 passes broken up. Gone by: Top 20.