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Written by Kassidy Hill, April 8, 2015, 0 Comments,
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Projected as a first round lock and likely Top 5 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, former Florida Gators defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has had a highly publicized path to the draft.

From making fashion statements at the NFL Combine to proclaiming himself the best overall player in the draft, no one has been able to miss this ride that Dante Fowler is taking fans on.

But when his meetings and self assessments got down to brass tacks, despite an impressive showing at the Combine, Fowler realized there were still a couple of things he wanted to work on.

One of those things was proving to teams he could be valuable as a linebacker, a position he filled growing up.

Used primarily as a hybrid linebacker at Florida, Fowler considers himself a defensive end, but a versatile one.

Heading into a pass happy league, he knows that his box of tricks needs to expand. So that was Fowler’s plan for Pro Day…show scouts he can play in whichever scheme need be.

GatorCountry caught up with Dante Fowler Jr. following his Pro Day to hear how his performance went, what visits he has lined up, and what team he’d love to land at (hint: it has to do with SEC country).

Kassidy Hill

About Kassidy Hill

Born into a large family of sports fanatics and wordsmiths alike, sports journalism came natural to Kassidy. It’s more than a passion; it’s simply a part of who she is. Hailing from Alabama in the midst of typical Iron Bowl family, she learned very quickly just how deep ties in the SEC could run. She came to Gainesville after college to pursue a degree as television sports reporter but quickly realized she missed writing. She’s excited to now marry the two aspects for Gator fans. She loves Jesus, her daddy and football; wants to be Billy Donovan’s best friend and firmly believes that offensive lineman are the best people on earth. Follow her on Twitter @KassidyGHill

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Projected as a first round lock and likely Top 5 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, former Florida Gators defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has had a highly publicized path to the draft.

From making fashion statements at the NFL Combine to proclaiming himself the best overall player in the draft, no one has been able to miss this ride that Dante Fowler is taking fans on.

But when his meetings and self assessments got down to brass tacks, despite an impressive showing at the Combine, Fowler realized there were still a couple of things he wanted to work on.

One of those things was proving to teams he could be valuable as a linebacker, a position he filled growing up.

Used primarily as a hybrid linebacker at Florida, Fowler considers himself a defensive end, but a versatile one.

Heading into a pass happy league, he knows that his box of tricks needs to expand. So that was Fowler’s plan for Pro Day…show scouts he can play in whichever scheme need be.

GatorCountry caught up with Dante Fowler Jr. following his Pro Day to hear how his performance went, what visits he has lined up, and what team he’d love to land at (hint: it has to do with SEC country).

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