Florida Football: 5 Offensive Playmakers Who Need to Step Up in 2013

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Florida Football: 5 Offensive Playmakers Who Need to Step Up in 2013
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Mike Gillislee was Florida's most consistent weapon on offense last season.

After struggling for two seasons amidst the transition from the spread to a more conventional scheme, Florida's offense showed vast improvement last year. 

The main Gator weapon was running back Mike Gillislee. He seemingly came out of nowhere to rush for 1,152 yards and score 11 touchdowns. His combination of speed and toughness made him the right piece for head coach Will Muschamp's run-heavy offensive philosophy.

Unfortunately for the Gator faithful, he is now headed for the NFL draft. That means the team will not only have to find a way to replace his production but also develop a more effective passing attack.

In order for Florida to compete for the SEC title and be in the BCS conversation, players that had minimal roles last season need to make a bigger impact. This is especially true at both the wide receiver and tight end positions, as no returning Gator had more than 383 receiving yards last season.

At the same time, other players who saw extensive game action last season also need to take their game to another level.

As it stands now, here are the five offensive playmakers who need to step up their game for the 2013 season.

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