GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's that restless time of year for so many Florida fans. You know, the ones who don't really care so much about basketball or baseball as they do football and recruiting. Well, we here at ye olde Worldwide Leader have sympathy and plenty of football stories to sink your teeth into -- like spring football and the NFL draft, and did you hear the one about the British sports book that listed Florida's odds to win the 2012 BCS National Championship ...
ESPN Insider Will Harris looks at the contenders and pretenders based on a top oddsmakers' favorites. Florida is on the radar, but Harris isn't buying it.
The weather might not agree, but it’s springtime for college football. And there are plenty of questions to be answered, like how much will new offensive coordinator Brent Pease help Florida's offense?
Steve Muench looks at five running back prospects who could offer good value and become solid contributors in the NFL. He says Florida’s Chris Rainey could help the Buccaneers.
Kevin Weidl and Muench look at character issues for a trio of defensive backs -- Dre Kirkpatrick, former Gator Janoris Jenkins and former Vol Janzen Jackson.
Muench looks at five prospects who won’t run elite 40-yard-dash times at the NFL combine and why that won’t hurt them on draft day. He notes how Jenkins wasn't able to keep up with Rainey at the Senior Bowl, but that's OK because few can.
Forecasting the draft (All links Insider)
Kiper: Top 5 players by position group -- With the combine a week away, here’s where everybody stands before the 40 times come in.
Kiper: Mock Draft 2.0 -- The top 5 stays the same, but there are significant changes thereafter.
Kiper’s Big Board and McShay’s Top 32 -- What's obvious from all of our experts' takes is that former Gator CB Janoris Jenkins has helped himself tremendously with his performance in the Senior Bowl, as he appears to have moved into first-round range. We'll see if it lasts all the way through to the draft in April.