Gator Tweets of the Week: Draft Special

While that practice is still useful – at least I hope so for my job’s sake – twitter has taken a stick of dynamite and blown up the traditional bridge between athletes and teams and the fans that follow them.

Twitter brings you an unfiltered look into the minds of some of the most elite athletes in the world. Athletes from high school all the way to the professional level have embraced social media and, at times, show you why u media hacks should be involved in cleaning up some of the things they say.

Speaking of media hacks; you’ve probably heard enough from this one. So with that long-winded introduction out of the way let’s get into the Gators’ tweets of the week.

Sharrif Floyd was the first Gator to hear his name called in the 2013 NFL Draft. Floyd and Will Muschamp were in New York at Radio City Music Hall and Muschamp tweeted out this picture from the draft.

Matt Elam was the next Gator off of the board and like Floyd, his coach was happy for his former player.

By the way, Will Muschamp knows how to travel in style. Check out the shoes in the first tweet and his ride in the second tweet.

Jon Bostic was the next Gator off the board and he joined Major Wright in Chicago.

Jordan Reed, was selected in the third round by the Washington Redskins. Some of his teammates chimed in on Twitter.

The Dolphins selected three Gators in the draft this past weekend. Jelani Jenkins was happy about the prospect of playing with his former Gator teammates.

Caleb Sturgis joined Jenkins and Gillislee just two picks later.

Former Gator center, Mike Pouncey, seemed happy to have his former Gator teammates join him in Miami.

Here’s our non-draft tweet of the week.

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Nick de la Torre
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