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Written by Nick de la Torre, March 21, 2016, 0 Comments,
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The Florida Gators football team will host its annual pro day on Tuesday, March 22 starting around 9 am. Florida will show of its new indoor practice facility, holding positional drills and running drills inside on the turf for the first time ever.

The group of 18 players includes 15 that played with Florida last season, as well as three former Gators who will return to Gainesville for another chance to impress NFL coaches and scouts.

Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, defensive lineman Jon Bullard and safety Keanu Neal headline that group.  Hargreaves is projected to be as high as a top-10 pick and Bullard has gotten projections as high as 18th overall. Neal could be a second round selection.

Full list of players participating

RB Kelvin Taylor

TE Jake McGee

WR Roger Dixon

WR Latroy Pittman

WR Demarcus Robinson

WR Valdez Showers

OL Mason Halter

OL Trip Thurman

DL Jon Bullard

DL Alex McCalister

DB Vernon Hargreaves

DB Keanu Neal

DB Brian Poole

LB Anthony Harrell

LB Antonio Morrison

Additionally defensive back Jabari Gorman, fullback Hunter Joyer and tight end Clay Burton will also work out on Tuesday.

Bullard, Hargreaves, McCalister, Neal, McGee, Morrison, Robinson and Taylor all earned invites to the NFL Scouting Combine last month.  Bullard, McCalister and Hargreaves plan to go through positional drills and will stick with most of their combine numbers.

Jake McGee, who has been dealing with an injury since the Citrus Bowl, will go through the entire workout Tuesday after not being able to participate at the Scouting Combine. Keanu Neal plans to re-run the 40-yard dash. Neal told Gator Country that many teams had him in the 4.5 second range in Indianapolis and he hopes to improve on that number. Kelvin Taylor also hopes to improve on his 40-yard dash time after posting a 4.60 at the combine.

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

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The Florida Gators football team will host its annual pro day on Tuesday, March 22 starting around 9 am. Florida will show of its new indoor practice facility, holding positional drills and running drills inside on the turf for the first time ever.

The group of 18 players includes 15 that played with Florida last season, as well as three former Gators who will return to Gainesville for another chance to impress NFL coaches and scouts.

Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, defensive lineman Jon Bullard and safety Keanu Neal headline that group.  Hargreaves is projected to be as high as a top-10 pick and Bullard has gotten projections as high as 18th overall. Neal could be a second round selection.

Full list of players participating

RB Kelvin Taylor

TE Jake McGee

WR Roger Dixon

WR Latroy Pittman

WR Demarcus Robinson

WR Valdez Showers

OL Mason Halter

OL Trip Thurman

DL Jon Bullard

DL Alex McCalister

DB Vernon Hargreaves

DB Keanu Neal

DB Brian Poole

LB Anthony Harrell

LB Antonio Morrison

Additionally defensive back Jabari Gorman, fullback Hunter Joyer and tight end Clay Burton will also work out on Tuesday.

Bullard, Hargreaves, McCalister, Neal, McGee, Morrison, Robinson and Taylor all earned invites to the NFL Scouting Combine last month.  Bullard, McCalister and Hargreaves plan to go through positional drills and will stick with most of their combine numbers.

Jake McGee, who has been dealing with an injury since the Citrus Bowl, will go through the entire workout Tuesday after not being able to participate at the Scouting Combine. Keanu Neal plans to re-run the 40-yard dash. Neal told Gator Country that many teams had him in the 4.5 second range in Indianapolis and he hopes to improve on that number. Kelvin Taylor also hopes to improve on his 40-yard dash time after posting a 4.60 at the combine.

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