The Florida Gators have finished the 2012 regular season 11-1 and have just a bowl game to look forward to until the offseason begins.
For most of the team, focus will be on classes, finals and how they can get better in the offseason in order to help the Gators next season.
For some Gators, this offseason brings an entirely different type of decision: Should they stay in school or take their talents to the NFL?
Every player at a major D1 school has dreams and aspirations of playing at the highest level possible. While most have reached their peak and will never play professionally, there are a select few who will have that opportunity.
The Gators have a lot of players who are eligible to declare early for the NFL draft, but there are four players in particular who will have a very tough decision to make. When asked this week, coach Will Muschamp said that he would stand behind a player if they chose to forgo their senior season and declare for the draft:
Muschamp said he will tell a player to leave if he's projected to be a first-round draft pick. Otherwise, come back and get better.— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) November 26, 2012
Let's take a look at all of Florida's draft-eligible players, and predict who will stay and who will go.