Florida Gators among 4 blue bloods to extend NFL Draft streak
Florida has had a strong performance throughout the NFL Draft, and the Gators were among a quartet of blue blood schools to extend a rare streak during the draft.
FOX Sports noted that Florida, Michigan, Southern Cal and Michigan State have each had at least 1 player drafted in every NFL Draft in the common era, since 1967.
The New York Jets were especially fond of Dan Mullen’s program as they chose both DE Jabari Zuniga and RB La’Mical Perine.
CB C.J. Henderson got the Florida picks started in the first round when the Jacksonville Jaguars took him at No. 9 overall. WR Van Jefferson then went 57th overall to the Los Angeles Rams. LB Jonathan Greenard was picked up 90th overall by the Houston Texans.
Florida’s performance was just part of an SEC landslide of picks as the conference led the way among Power 5 leagues. Through 4 rounds, the SEC had 48 players taken, while the Big 10 was second with 23, the Pac-12 had 19, and the ACC and Big 12 tied for fourth at 13.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) April 25, 2020