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Saturday April 27, 2013Jacksonville Selects Josh Evans in the Sixth Round the 2013 NFL Draft

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Former University of Florida safety Josh Evans was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first pick of the sixth round in the 2013 NFL Draft. Evans is the eighth Gator to be selected in this year’s draft, joining Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam, Jon Bostic, Jordan Reed, Jelani Jenkins, Mike Gillislee, and Caleb Sturgis.

 

Evans became the second Florida safety to be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, joining Elam. This marks the first time in school history that two safeties were chosen in the same draft.

 

The Irvington, N.J. native appeared in 47 games during his career (24 starts at safety) and recorded 154 tackles. Last season, he started every game at safety and led the team in tackles (79), including 2.5 sacks and 4.5 TFL. In 12 of the 13 games, Evans tallied five or more tackles. Four times during the season, he led the team in tackles (Texas A&M, South Carolina, Missouri and Louisiana). He closed his collegiate career with four tackles and an interception in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville. The New Jersey native had a career-high 12 tackles against Missouri.

 

Gators in the 2013 NFL Draft

DL Sharrif Floyd, Minnesota – 1st Round, 23rd Overall

S Matt Elam, Baltimore – 1st Round, 32nd Overall

LB Jon Bostic, Chicago – 2nd Round, 50th Overall

TE Jordan Reed, Washington – 3rd Round, 85th Overall

LB Jelani Jenkins, Miami – 4th Round, 104th Overall

RB Mike Gillislee, Miami – 5th Round, 164th Overall

K Caleb Sturgis, Miami – 5th Round, 166th Overall

S Josh Evans, Jacksonville – 6th Round, 169th Overall

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