LIVE COVERAGE: 2013 NFL Draft – April 25-27

Welcome to OGGOA‘s live coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft. We will be with you throughout the three-day event with live comprehensive coverage of each round.

Saturday, April 27 – Rounds 4-7 – 12:00 p.m.

Follow along with us live on Twitter @OnlyGators and check this page often for the latest updates information every time a former Florida Gators player is drafted.

READING MATERIAL: Mike Mayock’s evaluations | Daniel Jeremiah’s evaluations
OGGOA PREVIEW: Florida Gators 2013 NFL Draft viewer’s guide

Round 1 – No. 23
Sharrif Floyd, DT
Minnesota Vikings

Height: 6’3″ – Weight: 297 lbs.
Age: 20 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: Widely considered the top-rated defensive player in the draft, Floyd possesses elite quickness (hands and feet) for an interior lineman. His agility, toughness, work ethic and spotless off-the-field resume make him a terrific choice for any team. “He’s a prototypical three-technique, a defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock told OGGOA. “His quickness and ability to get up the field and disrupt the pass game is unique for a defensive tackle.”

OGGOA REPORT: Vikings select Gators DT Sharrif Floyd with No. 23 overall pick in first round of 2013 NFL Draft

Round 1 – No. 32
Matt Elam, S
Baltimore Ravens

Height: 5’10” – Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Junior

THE CHOMP: Arguably Florida’s best playmaker in 2012 and one of the top safeties available in the draft, Elam has been ranked No. 3 on most boards due to concerns about his height. In every other aspect, Elam is a prototypical strong safety who hits hard, tackles well, forces turnovers, makes game-changing plays and can intimidate opposing pass catchers. He does struggle in coverage against taller receivers but makes up for that by being versatile (he also plays nickel cornerback) a strong blitzer from the backfield or at the line of scrimmage. “You get a kid that tackles, a kid that’s tough, a kid that cares,” Mayock said of Elam. He’s got better hips than I thought he did, and I think he can play a lot of years in the league.”

OGGOA REPORT: Ravens end first round by picking Gators S Matt Elam No. 32 overall in 2013 NFL Draft

Round 2 – No. 50 (overall)
Jon Bostic, LB
Chicago Bears

Height: 6’1″ – Weight: 245 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: Bostic’s stock quickly jumped in the eyes of front office personnel after he answered questions about his supposed lack of speed by running a 4.61-second 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Teams already appreciated his instinctiveness, talking ability and football IQ as well as the fact that he started at middle linebacker for three years in the SEC and was an extremely productive player. Bostic received strong recommendations from well-respected coaches like Will Muschamp and Charlie Strong and has also been given high marks by current NFL assistants Dan Quinn and Teryl Austin.

OGGOA REPORT: Bears pick Gators LB Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in second round of 2013 NFL Draft

Round 3 – No. 85 (overall)
Jordan Reed, TE
Washington Redskins

Height: 6’2″ – Weight: 236 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Junior (redshirt)

THE CHOMP: When Reed first declared for the draft, he was considered one of the top three tight ends available. As the process unfolded and teams got a closer look at him, his stock took a bit of a slide mostly because of his inability to block, an important trait for a tight end. “He’s an H-back type of guy, not a great blocker. As a matter of fact, he really doesn’t block. You can tell he was a former quarterback,” Mayock said of Reed. “But he’s got really good speed and hands.” Questions about his attitude (he was benched during the Senior Bowl) and consistency also have Reed going later than most experts initially thought.

OGGOA REPORT: Redskins nab Gators TE Jordan Reed with No. 85 overall pick in third round of 2013 NFL Draft

Round 4 – No. 104 (overall)
Jelani Jenkins, LB
Miami Dolphins

Height: 6’0″ – Weight: 243 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Junior (redshirt)

THE CHOMP: A former five-star prospect, Jenkins’s athleticism has never been questioned but an injury-riddled college career has not allowed him to produce to the level that NFL teams hope to see when drafting a player, which is why he is being selected on the third day. Playing next to Bostic did not help either as many teams saw him as the less impressive linebacker. Nevertheless, Jenkins has proven to have good speed and coverage ability as he can keep up with tight ends and running backs. That coupled with his solid speed should get him on the field in the NFL right away.

OGGOA REPORT: Dolphins choose Gators LB Jelani Jenkins with No. 104 pick in fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft

Round 5 – No. 164 (overall)
Mike Gillislee, RB
Miami Dolphins

Height: 5’11” – Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 22 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: Gillislee’s low mileage and senior season production intrigue multiple teams, but his lack of film does not allow them to see him as more than a back-up to start his career. An impressive showing at the Senior Bowl (especially during practices) raised his stock as Gillislee showed nice burst and proved that he has natural instincts as a rusher. “I like Gillissle a lot, and he kind of woke me up at the Senior Bowl. I think he’s one of those guys that does everything pretty well but nothing elite. And he’s kind of sneaky big at 208 lbs,” Mayock told OGGOA. “He pass protects, he’s a good receiver, he does everything pretty well. I like him.”

OGGOA REPORT: Dolphins triple up with Gators, selecting RB Gillislee and K Sturgis in fifth round of NFL Draft

Round 5 – No. 166 (overall)
Caleb Sturgis, K
Miami Dolphins

Height: 5’10” – Weight: 188 lbs.
Age: 23 – Class: Senior (redshirt)

THE CHOMP: A key cog in the Gators’ special teams machine, Sturgis was arguably the most reliable kicker in program history…when he was on the field and not sidelined due to a nagging injury. The two-time Lou Groza Award finalist never captured the honor but was legitimately in contention for both. Sturgis’s leg strength combined with the trajectory of his kicks helped him be consistent from even 55 yards out in college, and his mental toughness is another huge plus.

OGGOA REPORT: Dolphins triple up with Gators, selecting RB Gillislee and K Sturgis in fifth round of NFL Draft

Round 6 – No. 169 (overall)
Josh Evans, S
Jacksonville Jaguars

Height: 6’1″ – Weight: 207 lbs.
Age: 21 – Class: Senior

THE CHOMP: It may have been tough for Evans to truly stand out while playing next to Elam, but NFL teams certainly took notice of his ability throughout this draft process. Evans developed a good nose for the ball and sure tackling skills while noticeably improving over his final two seasons of college football and even leading the Gators in tackling during his senior campaign. “He’s a pretty good football player,” Mayock told OGGOA. “He’s a sneaky-good player who could ultimately, two or three years from now, elevate himself from special teams to competing for a starting spot.”

OGGOA REPORT: Jaguars choose Gators S Josh Evans with No. 169 overall pick in seventh round of 2013 NFL Draft

Jeff Demps, RB
From: New England Patriots
To: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New England on Saturday traded Demps to Tampa Bay for RB Legarette Blount and a seventh-round draft selection. Demps, who informed the Patriots that he wished to run track and would likely miss at least training camp (if not a few games), was jettisoned by New England to the team that wanted him most as an undrafted free agent last offseason. The Buccaneers will likely give Demps an opportunity to contribute to the team though it is unknown how his track desires will affect his ability to make the squad.

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