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Thursday April 25, 2013Charting the Gators: UF's all-time 1st-round picks

Updated: 11:45pm, April 25

When defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 24 overall selection Thursday night in the 2013 NFL Draft, he became the 44th player in University of Florida history to be taken in Round 1. Safety Matt Elam, eight picks later, brought the all-time Gators first-rounders to 45.

Here's a list of UF's first-round alumni over the years.


SOS football card Pick     Player                           Year        Pos.         Team
2          Paul Duhart                   1945        B               Pittsburgh    
3          Chuck Hunsinger          1950        RB             Chicago
            Steve Spurrier               1967        QB            San Francisco
            Wes Chandler               1978        WR            New Orleans
            Gerard Warren               2001       DT             Cleveland
6          Lomas Brown                1985        OT             Detroit
            Kevin Carter                  1995        DE             St. Louis Rams
7         Ike Hilliard                       1997        WR           New York Giants
           Joe Haden                      2010        CB            Cleveland
8         Larry Smith                     1969        RB            Los Angeles Rams
           Derrick Harvey                2008        DE           Jacksonville
9         Fred Taylor                     1998        RB            Jacksonville
10       Travis Taylor                   2000        WR           Baltimore

Wes Chandler 11      Wilber Marshall                1984        LB            Chicago
12      Trace Armstrong              1989        DE           Chicago
13      James Jones                   1983        RB           Detroit
14      John Reaves                   1972        QB           Philadelphia
          Glen Cameron                 1975        LB           Cincinnati
          Kenyatta Walker              2001        OT           Tampa Bay 
15     John L. Williams              1986         RB           Seattle
         Huey Richardson             1991        LB            Pittsburgh
         Ellis Johnson                   1995        DT            Indianapolis
         Mike Pouncey                 2010         OG           Miami
16    Reidel Anthony                1997         WR           Tampa Bay
        Jevon Kearse                  1999         DE            Tennessee
17    Jarvis Moss                     2007         DE            Denver
        Emmitt Smith                   1990         RB            Dallas
18    Maurkice Pouncey           2010        C               Pittsburgh
20    Steve Tannen                  1970         S              New York Jets
       Jack Youngblood              1971        DE            Los Angeles Rams
Lomas Brown card21   Clifford Charlton               1988        LB             Cleveland
       Reggie Nelson                  2007        S              Jacksonville
22   Rex Grossman                 2003        QB           Chicago
       Percy Harvin                    2009        WR           Minnesota
23   David Williams                1989         OT            Houston Oilers
       Mo Collins                       1998        OG            Oakland
       Sharrif Floyd                   2013        DT            Minnesota
24   Reggie McGrew              1999         DT            San Francisco
25   Louis Oliver                     1989         S              Miami
       Tim Tebow                       2010        QB            Denver
26    Lito Sheppard                 2002        CB            Philadelphia
27    Lorenzo Hampton           1985        RB           Miami
       Neal Anderson                1986        RB            Chicago
       Ricky Nattiel                    1987        WR           Denver
32   Matt Elam                         2013       S              Baltimore

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