Florida Gators NFL draft history: The last 30 Gators to be selected in the first round

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The Florida Gators have produced 56 total first-round NFL draft picks in program history, the sixth-most in the nation.

Just in the last 10 years, Florida has had multiple players chosen in the first round on four occasions, and while there’s never been a No. 1 overall pick from Florida, scores of Gators have gone on to NFL stardom.

2010 was Florida’s best year for first-round talent in recent NFL history, as three Gators – Joe Haden, Maurkice Pouncey and Tim Tebow – were selected within the first 25 picks.

Here’s a look back at every Florida Gators star drafted in the first round of the NFL draft since 1997.

2021: Kyle Pitts

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Pick: 4

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: TE

2021: Kadarius Toney

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Pick: 20

Team: New York Giants

Position: WR

2020: C.J. Henderson

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Pick: 9

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: CB

2018: Taven Bryan

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Pick: 29

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: DT

2017: Jarrad Davis

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Pick: 21

Team: Detroit Lions

Position: LB

2016: Vernon Hargreaves

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Pick: 11

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: CB

2016: Keanu Neal

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Pick: 17

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Position: S

2015: Dante Fowler

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Pick: 3

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: OLB

2015: D.J. Humphries

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Pick: 24

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Position: T

2014: Dominique Easley

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Pick: 29

Team: New England Patriots

Position: DT

2013: Sharrif Floyd

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Pick: 23

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: DT

2013: Matt Elam

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Pick: 32

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: DB

2011: Mike Pouncey

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Pick: 15

Team: Miami Dolphins

Position: G

2010: Joe Haden

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Pick: 7

Team: Cleveland Browns

Position: DB

2010: Maurkice Pouncey

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Pick: 18

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Position: C

2010: Tim Tebow

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Pick: 25

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: QB

2009: Percy Harvin

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Pick: 22

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: WR

2008: Derrick Harvey

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Pick: 8

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: DE

2007: Jarvis Moss

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Pick: 17

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: DE

2007: Reggie Nelson

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Pick: 21

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: DB

2003: Rex Grossman

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Pick: 22

Team: Chicago Bears

Position: QB

2002: Lito Sheppard

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Pick: 26

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Position: DB

2001: Gerard Warren

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Pick: 3

Team: Cleveland Browns

Position: DT

2001: Kenyatta Walker

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Pick: 14

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: T

2000: Travis Taylor

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Pick: 10

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Position: WR

1999: Jevon Kearse

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Pick: 16

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: DE

1999: Reggie McGrew

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Pick: 24

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Position: DT

1998: Fred Taylor

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Pick: 9

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars

Position: RB

1998: Mo Collins

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Pick: 23

Team: Oakland Raiders

Position: G

1997: Ike Hilliard

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Pick: 7

Team: New York Giants

Position: WR

1997: Reidel Anthony

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Pick: 16

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: WR

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