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Fantasy Draft: Recapping Florida's selection show

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GAINESVILLE -- Fun and fancy are two words rarely (if ever) associated with Will Muschamp, but Florida’s coach -- or PR department -- is dabbling with some different ideas to up the team’s entertainment value during a critical 2014.

On Thursday, Florida held a live stream “Orange & Blue Debut Selection Show,” as “Gator Great” captains -- Josh Evans and Shane Matthews for the Orange Team, and Jelani Jenkins and Chris Doering for the Blue team -- selected a dozen players each to build preliminary rosters for Saturday’s spring game (1:30 p.m., PPV).

The “fantasy draft” was essentially an innovative way for Florida to unveil its depth chart (thereby avoiding a repeat of Muschamp’s LSU disaster) -- with the Orange team serving as the No. 1 defense and the Blue team as the No. 1 offense.

The selection results are below, but first a couple interesting notes...

The first team offense was predictable -- although Brown at guard seems more like an experiment than a guarantee at this point -- but defensively Maye, Neal and Cox Jr. were all notable selections. 

Despite missing much of the spring with a bum hamstring, Neal, an explosive and cerebral sophomore, appears to be a starter at safety. Meanwhile, Maye looks to be in position to start as Florida’s (all-important) nickel cornerback and Cox Jr. has (seemingly) earned an initial nod at defensive end (opposite of Fowler Jr. at BUCK).

All three are worth keeping an eye on Saturday. 

ROUND

ORANGE TEAM

BLUE TEAM

1

Vernon Hargreaves III, CB

Jeff Driskel, QB

2

Dante Fowler Jr., BUCK

Quinton Dunbar, WR

3

Antonio Morrison, LB

Michael Taylor, LB

4

Valdez Showers, WR

Kelvin Taylor, RB

5

Jonathan Bullard, DL

Chaz Green, RT

6

Mack Brown, RB

Jalen Tabor, CB

7

Keanu Neal, S

D.J. Humphries, LT

8

Latroy Pittman, WR

Demarcus Robinson, WR

9

Marcus Maye, S

Duke Dawson, CB

10

Jarrad Davis, LB

Trenton Brown, OL

11

Hunter Joyer, FB

Max Garcia, C

12

Bryan Cox Jr., DE

Alex McCalister, DE

 

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