Florida Gators football: Roberson to enter NFL Draft

Florida GatorsThe Florida Gators secondary will have a vastly different look next season.

Junior cornerback Marcus Roberson announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Roberson joins fellow cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy as Gators who will leave school early for the pros.

Despite a disappointing junior season, in which multiple injuries and a suspension limited him to seven games, Roberson is still considered to be a late-first round prospect by many draft experts.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Roberson has never been as flashy as his teammate Purifoy, but is instead known for his polished technique and solid ball skills.

An All-SEC Second Team selection in 2012, Roberson finishes his Florida career with 56 tackles, 17 pass breakups and three interceptions.

The loss of Roberson and Purifoy leaves the Gators extremely thin in the secondary entering the spring. However, Florida returns talented youngster Vernon Hargreaves III, who is coming off of a sensational freshman season. Florida’s secondary should also receive a boost from incoming freshmen Duke Dawson and Chris Lammons.

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