GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 10: Linebacker Jelani Jenkins #43 of the Florida Gators drops back into coverage during the Orange & Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
There are six days until Florida's September 1 opener with Bowling Green. There are 56 entries left in the 100 For 100 series. Nnngh.
Florida's success in the NFL Draft dropped off in 2012, with only two players, Jaye Howard and Chris Rainey, earning selections. That could change in 2013 and beyond: ESPN's got three Florida players ranked in the top 150 of the 2013 NFL Draft class, and more could move up.
Those three players are Sharrif Floyd, given a grade of 74 and ranked 91st; Jelani Jenkins, graded 71 and ranked 108th; and Jonathan Bostic, assessed as a 64 and ranked 137th. ESPN calls players graded from 70-79 "Solid Prospects" and those from 60-69 "Good Prospects."
But while three players drafted would not exactly shock anyone, there's a good chance that Florida will have more than that, and could have a first-rounder again if Floyd has a good year. Mel Kiper, in ranking the teams with the most NFL talent right now, mentions Florida as a team to watch:
And the guy who recruited much of the freshman and sophomore classes, Will Muschamp, is the guy who's still the coach.