TWO BITS: Floyd honored, Mayock on Tebow

By Adam Silverstein
January 22, 2010

1 » Five-star Florida Gators defensive tackle commitment Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, PA) has been named the 2009 National High School Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Floyd, who committed to Florida during the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is ranked as the No. 4 and No. 25 overall player in the country respectively by Rivals and ESPNU.

2 » Completing OGGOA‘s trifecta of Friday coverage on former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is NFL Network analyst and draft expert Mike Mayock. Mayock spoke with Michael DiRocco of The Florida Times-Union about Tebow’s NFL prospects and how his participation in the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl on Jan. 30 in Mobile, AL, will help his stock. “Whether or not he competed in this game, he’s got mechanical issues,” Mayock said. “No question about it, and they’re not that easy to get rid of. But this kid will work his tail off and do whatever anybody tells him to do to work on those issues. I really believe that by spending a week being coached by NFL people and letting the whole league start to get to know what kind of kid he is, no matter what the ball looks like — whether it flutters or whether it takes too long — I think he’s going to win just because people are going to want him in their huddle.”

“Most people think that he’s risking the most of any player coming to play in this game,” Mayock continued. “I think it’s a brilliant move. Here’s a guy who’s arguably the best player to ever play college football, yet most NFL scouts will probably put him in the third round. The fact that Tim Tebow is coming here and willing to expose himself to this kind of scrutiny I think speaks volumes to the type of kid he is.”

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