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2015 NFL Draft: Florida's Andre Debose, Trenton Brown drafted in seventh round

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The fastest and biggest Gators went late.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida's Andre Debose and Trenton Brown had to wait until the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft to hear their names called, but they now know their NFL destinations — and both are headed to the Bay Area.

Debose became the second Gator to be picked by the Oakland Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft when the team selected him with the fourth pick of the seventh round (and 221st overall), while Brown, taken with the round's 27th pick (and 244th overall), is the first Florida player tabbed by the San Francisco 49ers since 2007, when the franchise drafted both Ray McDonald and Joe Cohen.

Debose is likely to be a return specialist at the next level, despite being drafted as a wide receiver. He had one catch for a loss of three yards in 2014, and two carries for 30 yards, but had a punt return touchdown and averaged more than 14 yards per punt return; he is also Florida's career leader in kick return touchdowns, with four over his seemingly endless career.

Brown, on the other hand, could be a helpful reserve lineman. He measures a massive 6'8", but has slimmed down considerably from the 375 pounds he played at with Florida, and remains shockingly athletic for a big man.

Debose and Brown were the seventh and eighth Gators taken by NFL teams, and the fifth and sixth offensive players taken — which ties a school record for offensive players taken in a single draft. Brown, additionally, was the fourth offensive lineman from Florida selected, tying a school record for offensive linemen drafted.

Surely, this information, and the fact that Florida had more players drafted in 2015 than in 2014, will be evaluated with the proper cont — oh, I see you're writing "FIRE MUSCHAMP" on Facebook again. Carry on.