2015 NFL DRAFT

Sharrif Floyd, DT

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 297 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
921
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 3. *Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: Used predominately at defensive end in 2011, the 6-3, 303-pounder was moved inside to his more natural defensive tackle position in 2012 and flourished, earning first-team all-conference honors with 46 tackles, including a team-high 13 tackles for loss. While his Gators lost the Sugar Bowl to Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville, Floyd was dynamic, sacking the mobile sophomore quarterback twice and showing scouts flashes of untapped potential. Explosive and dedicated, he's viewed by scouts as a prototypical three-technique defensive tackle and a future Pro Bowl selection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 7. DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida (6-3, 297, 3JR)...A player still coming into his own, Floyd has always been a powerful athlete with natural feet, but he started to play with more consistent anger and technique in 2012. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/13/2013 - 2013 Florida Pro Day: Despite the fact that star defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd would not be working out at Florida's Pro Day Tuesday, representatives of all 32 NFL teams were on hand. According to the Twitter account for the Senior Bowl (which had representatives present), there were several recognizable faces in the crowd in Gainesville, including Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert and the new braintrust in Jacksonville, coach Gus Bradley and general manager David Caldwell.

Teams had been alerted that Floyd would not be working out Tuesday due to a minor ankle injury he'd suffered running drills at the combine. Linebacker Lerentee McCray also did not participate in Tuesday's action. Both plan to workout for scouts on campus on March 22. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/11/2013 - Sharrif Floyd to reschedule pro day for March 22...While his tackle numbers remained the same (46), Floyd posted 13 tackles for loss and a career-high 6 1/2 sacks, including two of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in a 33-23 Sugar Bowl loss that was otherwise largely forgettable from a Florida perspective. Floyd's upside, as well as the position and scheme versatility he provides has contributed to his ascending stock. This was enhanced with an impressive all-around performance in Indianapolis.

Floyd fared well during the interview process and showed off his unique overall athleticism during drills. He was among the fastest defensive tackles tested in the 40-yard dash and three-cone drills, clocking in at 4.92 and 7.40 seconds, respectively, in these two drills and also posted a 30-inch vertical jump.

For Floyd to wind up as the top-three pick Dane Brugler and I project in our mock drafts, he'll need to prove his health and perform well -- especially in the positional drills -- on March 22. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/11/2013 - Sharrif Floyd to reschedule pro day for March 22...Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd suffered a minor ankle injury at the combine and with it not yet 100 percent, he is electing to hold his own individual workout on March 22 rather than participate in the Gators' scheduled pro day Tuesday. Like Florida's pro day, Floyd's individual workout will take place on campus. Floyd competed in many of the drills at the combine before the injury, so the delayed workout isn't likely to have a negative impact on his stock.

Floyd has been one of the fastest risers up draft boards in recent weeks. To get the talented defender onto the field, Florida used the 6-foot-3, 297-pound Floyd at defensive end as a sophomore, and he posted 46 tackles, including 6 1/2 for loss. With defensive tackle Jaye Howard moving on to the Seattle Seahawks via the draft a year ago, Floyd was able to slide inside to his more natural defensive tackle position in 2012 and his ability to split gaps made him a more consistent big play threat. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 12 - Kansas State, Florida...Gainesville is always a regular stop for scouts, and this year won't be any different; Florida has almost a dozen draftable prospects. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/03/2013 - Florida juniors Matt Elam and Sharrif Floyd made it official Wednesday night after the Sugar Bowl that they will skip their senior seasons and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Louisville defeated Florida, 33-23, in the Sugar Bowl. Floyd, who has bounced between defensive end and tackle over his time at Florida, is a tough player to handle 1-on-1 with his combination of power and quickness. He does an excellent job using his hands to defeat blocks, flashing the motor and nasty attitude that NFL scouts seek in the trenches. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/02/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DT Sharrif Floyd has emerged as the run-stuffing defensive lineman that many projected coming out of high school. The move back inside to defensive tackle has helped the 6-3, 305-pound Floyd, who has a team-leading 11 tackles for loss. Floyd also has one sack, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. - The Sports Xchange

12/16/2012 - 2012 AP ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM: DT - Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida...Junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, Pa.) earned AP All-American honors, taking a spot on the third team. Floyd recorded 41 total tackles on the year for the Gators. He led the team in tackles for loss with 11 for a loss of 40 yards. Floyd also had one sack, six quarterback hits, one forced fumble and a blocked kick. - Florida football

12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL - Sharrif Floyd, Florida, has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Floyd leads UF with 11 TFL this season for a loss of 40 yards, a sack, six quarterback hits, a forced fumble and blocked kick. - Florida football

12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DT - Sharrif Floyd, Florida, Jr., has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Floyd leads UF with 11 TFL this season for a loss of 40 yards, a sack, six quarterback hits, a forced fumble and blocked kick. - Florida football

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Sharrif Floyd, Florida, ... Floyd played in the final 11 games of the season in 2011 and recorded 46 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss. He recorded a career-high 11 tackles against LSU last season. - Florida football

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): DL Sharrif Floyd (21), Florida, Jr., played in the final 11 games of the season in 2011 and recorded 46 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss. He recorded a career-high 11 tackles against LSU last season. - Florida football

07/20/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST: Sharrif Floyd, junior, DT, Florida, has been named one of of fifty preseason "players to watch" for The Walter Camp Football Foundation 2012 Player of the Year Award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Floyd started in the final 11 games of the 2011 season for the Gators. He led the team with four quarterback hurries while totaling 46 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded a pass breakup and blocked kick while registering his first career sack in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl win over Ohio State. In his career in Orange and Blue, he has played in 24 games with 13 starts and has registered 69 tackles and 13.0 tackles for loss. The junior from Philadelphia, Pa., has also been named to several other preseason watch lists in recent weeks including the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and Rotary Lombardi. He is also a third-team defense Pre-Season All-SEC selection by the media and second-team defense Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC. - Florida football

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Sharrif Floyd, DE, Florida, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. The Philadelphia, Pa. native has played in 24 career games for the Gators, making 13 starts with 69 career tackles, including 13 tackles for loss. He started the final 11 games at defensive end for the Gators in 2011, registering 46 tackles and tied for a team-high four quarterback hurries. He was a 2010 Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team pick. - Florida football

07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Sharrif Floyd, Florida, DT, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. The Philadelphia, Pa. native has played in 24 career games for the Gators, making 13 starts with 69 career tackles, including 13 tackles for loss. He started the final 11 games at defensive end for the Gators in 2011, registering 46 tackles and tied for a team-high four quarterback hurries. He was a 2010 Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team pick. - Florida football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. The Philadelphia, Pa. native has played in 24 career games for the Gators, making 13 starts with 69 career tackles, including 13 tackles for loss. He started the final 11 games at defensive end for the Gators in 2011, registering 46 tackles and tied for a team-high four quarterback hurries. He was a 2010 Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team pick. - Florida football

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Sharrif Floyd, Florida, DT, Jr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Floyd has played in 24 career games for the Gators, making 13 starts with 69 career tackles, including 13 tackles for loss. He started the final 11 games at defensive end for the Gators in 2011, registering 46 tackles and tied for a team-high four quarterback hurries. He was a 2010 Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team pick. - Florida football

05/22/2012 - SCOUTING THE FLORIDA DEFENSE: Florida's defensive line has been banged up this spring, but has the potential to be the strength of the defense when fully healthy. DT Omar Hunter and DE Ronald Powell have been healthy and impressive in spring drills. DT Sharrif Floyd is playing inside for now but is versatile enough to move to DE. If Floyd plays inside, the Gators could move Dominique Easley to DE. Easley is out of spring drills while recovering from knee surgery. Linebacker is where the Gators have the most experience with seniors Jon Bostic and Jelani Jenkins. LB Michael Taylor has stepped in for injured LB Lerentee McCray this spring and has made some plays. The secondary will remain a major question mark if CB Marcus Roberson isn't cleared for contact in August. Roberson is UF's best cover corner and an essential part of the defense. S De'Ante Saunders emerged during his true freshman season and junior SS Matt Elam remains the best player in UF's secondary. The Gators will be looking to cut down on pass interference penalties, a big reason why they were the most penalized team in the SEC last season. - The Sports Xchange

05/15/2012 - THE TOP 10 DEFENSIVE (NON) CANDIDATES FOR THE HEISMAN FOR 2012: 10. Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida - Floyd is a major talent who has yet to put it all together for the Gators. He had 46 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss last season, though he did miss the first two games of the year. If any interior lineman is destined to explode onto the national spotlight and makes noise in the Heisman race, I think it'll be Floyd. - Heismanpundit.com

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 3. *Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: Used predominately at defensive end in 2011, the 6-3, 303-pounder was moved inside to his more natural defensive tackle position in 2012 and flourished, earning first-team all-conference honors with 46 tackles, including a team-high 13 tackles for loss. While his Gators lost the Sugar Bowl to Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville, Floyd was dynamic, sacking the mobile sophomore quarterback twice and showing scouts flashes of untapped potential. Explosive and dedicated, he's viewed by scouts as a prototypical three-technique defensive tackle and a future Pro Bowl selection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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