Florida Gators at the 2013 NFL Combine: Friday

By Adam Silverstein
February 23, 2013

For the fourth-straight year, ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive continues our coverage of the 10 former Florida Gators participating in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

The event, which is held for six days from Feb. 20-26, consists of more than 300 players being put through a series of drills, tests and interviews while more than 600 NFL personnel in attendance (including coaching staffs, executives, player personnel and medical staffs) look on and evaluate each of them. It amounts to the final job interview these athletes will participate in before the 2013 NFL Draft commences on April 25.

Though he arrived Thursday, action began for running back Mike Gillislee (Group: 6 | Camp: RB13) on Friday as he was official measured, completed his medical exams, met with the media and continued the interview process he began the previous day. From a scheduling standpoint, Gillislee will be on his own throughout the week. He continues the interview process on Saturday when he also takes the Wonderlic and other tests and performs on the bench press.

Offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (Group: 1 | Camp: OL41), kicker Caleb Sturgis (Group: 1 | Camp: PK12) and tight end Jordan Reed (Group: 3 | Camp: TE15) all completed their tests Friday (results are not officially released) and participated in the bench press (results below). Sturgis also completed his workout for NFL scouts, but kickers do not participate in the same drills as other players.

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (Group: 7 | Camp: DL11) and linebackers Jon Bostic (Group: 9 | Camp: LB04), Jelani Jenkins (Group: 9 | Camp: LB12) and Lerentee McCray (Group: 9 | Camp: LB20) arrived Friday for orientation.

2013 NFL Combine: Thursday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

Check out Friday’s results from the 2013 NFL Combine…after the break!


Offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (Group: 1 | Camp: OL41)
Height: 6’6″ | Weight: 321 lbs.
Arm length: 33 1/2″ | Hand size: 10 1/8″

Bench press: Did not participate

Player overview and workout figures will be added on Saturday.

Kicker Caleb Sturgis (Group: 1 | Camp: PK12)
Height: 5’10” | Weight: 188 lbs.
Arm length: 30″ | Hand size: 8 3/4″

Bench press: Did not participate

Via the National Football Post:

On a day where many of the place kickers and punters struggled with consistency, Sturgis stood out as the most impressive specialist today. He clearly showed the strongest leg throughout the workout. On kickoffs, Sturgis was crushing the ball driving three out of the end-zone. His kickoffs had excellent hang-time, although on some it was tough to gauge a real hang-time as his kickoffs hit the uprights. Not only did he smash the ball on kickoffs, but he displayed excellent leg strength and accuracy on field goals hitting all three 50+ yarders.

Player overview and workout figures will be added on Saturday.

Tight end Jordan Reed (Group: 3 | Camp: TE15)
Height: 6’2 1/2″ | Weight: 236 lbs.
Arm length: 33″ | Wingspan: 78 3/8″ | Hand size: 10″

Bench press: 16 reps of 225 lbs.

Player overview and workout figures will be added on Saturday.


Running back Mike Gillislee (Group: 6 | Camp: RB13)
Height: 5’11 1/8″ | Weight: 208 lbs.
Arm length: 31 1/8″ | Hand size: 9 3/8″

Player overview and workout figures will be added on Sunday.


Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd – Group: 7 | Camp: DL11
Linebacker Jon Bostic – Group: 9 | Camp: LB04
Linebacker Jelani Jenkins – Group: 9 | Camp: LB12
Linebacker Lerentee McCray – Group: 9 | Camp: LB20


Safety Matt Elam – Group 10 | Camp: DB12
Safety Josh Evans – Group 10 | Camp: DB13


Travel, Registration, Pre-Exam & X-rays, Orientation, Interviews
Saturday – Groups 10-11

Measurements, Medical Exams, Media, Interviews
Saturday – Groups 7-9 | Sunday – Groups 10-11

NFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, Bench Press, Interviews
Saturday – Groups 4-6 | Sunday – Groups 7-9 | Monday – Groups 10-11

Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure
Saturday – Groups 1-3 | Sunday – Groups 4-6
Monday – Groups 7-9 | Tuesday – Groups 10-11

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