Florida head coach Jim McElwain says running back Kelvin Taylor, wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive end Alex McCalister will turn professional and declare for the NFL draft, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press.
Taylor was the Gators' leading rusher with 985 yards and 13 touchdowns on 248 carries. Taylor looks to follow in the footsteps of his father, Fred Taylor, who played 13 seasons in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.
Robinson caught 47 passes for 505 yards and two touchdowns. He recorded the second most receptions on the team.
McCalister finished his season with 6.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss before being dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules over the weekend. The redshirt junior was still expected to miss time due to an ankle injury.
The Gators are also expected to lose cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, who declared his intentions to turn professional after the SEC Championship Game.
Taylor and Robinson will play their final games in a Gator uniform when the team faces Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.
- Christopher Chavez