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Florida Gators Set to End 10-Year Streak in 2021 NFL Draft

David Kaestle
Kyle Pitts is a projected top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Kyle Pitts is a projected top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
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The Florida Gators are historically recognized as one of college football's greatest programs. They have three National Championships on their resume and hundreds of players drafted into the NFL, many of whom went on to become stars.

After winning two National Titles in a three-year span in 2006 and 2008, the Gators were at the top of the college football world, lead by quarterback Tim Tebow.

Coincidentally, Tebow was the last offensive skill player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft out of Florida when the Denver Broncos selected him with the No. 25 pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

However, this year, that streak will be broken, potentially by two players. Florida tight end Kyle Pitts has been soaring up draft boards the last couple months and some have ranked him as high as the No. 2 prospect in the entire draft.

Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney also has the chance to be a first round pick. Although most mock drafts have him projected to be a late first-round pick or an early second-round pick.

While Florida has had a number of players selected in the first round during this span, its hard to believe a school with such an impressive pedigree has gone this long without any skill players being deemed worthy of a first-round selection.

Florida fans will surely love to see this streak end, and will be even happier if they see it happen with two players.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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