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2013 NFL Draft: Sharrif Floyd visiting Jaguars, according to report

Floyd's three-year career with the Gators ended with a total of 26 tackles for loss.


The Jaguars will be hosting Florida Gators defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on Monday, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Floyd entered the NFL Draft after his junior season and was at first considered a late first-round selection by most media outlets; however, that didn't match reports of what teams thought of him and he has since taken over as the top defensive tackle in most mock drafts. At 6-3, 297 pounds, he's a penetrating tackle that uses his hands well to disengage, making him a strong run defender and pocket collapser.

With 31.75-inch arms, though, Floyd doesn't quite match the usual description of a player in Gus Bradley's system. If truly running the Seattle defense, Bradley and David Caldwell would seem more likely to target longer athletes for positions like the 3-technique Floyd would be expected to play.

Of course, in March and April, almost any public interest will instantly draw questions of smokescreens and this visit is no different. In the latest mock draft from SB Nation's Dan Kadar, Floyd is projected to go to the Oakland Raiders just one selection after the Jaguars in the first round. Teams interested in acquiring Floyd may want to give the Jaguars a call to see how much a potential swap would cost.

That said, the Jaguars are thinner than usual at defensive tackle after allowing Terrance Knighton to leave in free agency and releasing C.J. Mosley on Monday.

Floyd finished the 2012 season with 13 tackles for loss and three sacks for the Gators.