Despite their performance in the Sugar Bowl, the Florida Gators defense was still the strength of the team this past season. Florida finished in the top five in total defense, scoring defense and run defense in 2012 and will return a solid group of players in 2013.
The news that Sharrif Floyd and Matt Elam are taking their talents to the NFL shouldn't come as a surprise but it will be a challenge to fill the holes that those two players will leave. Fortunately for the the Gators, Will Muschamp has been working his tail off on the recruiting trail and the Gators have a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball.
Let's take an early look at what the defensive depth chart will look like for the 2013 Florida Gators.