Florida Gators TE Jordan Reed Enters 2013 NFL Draft

November 10, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators tight end Jordan Reed (11) prior to the game against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators tight end Jordan Reed has become the latest member of Will Muschamp’s football squad to give up his final year of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Reed now joins Gators safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd in the 2013 draft class.

“I’ve enjoyed four good years at Florida, but I feel that now is the right time to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL,” said Reed. “I appreciate the support from all the coaches and staff here, and I’ll always be a Gator.”

Reed was the Gators leading receiver this season. He hauled in 45 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns.

“It’s been a dream for all three of these players to pursue a career in the NFL and now they are all getting a chance to realize that dream,” Muschamp. “We are very thankful for their contributions to the Florida football program over the years and we wish them the very best of luck in the pursuit of their dreams.

“We will support them 100 percent and I look forward to them continuing to be a part of our program. I have encouraged each of them to return to Gainesville to complete their degree – as I’ve told all of our players – there will be a day when their football careers are over. Matt, Sharrif and Jordan all received high marks in the draft evaluation process.”

Reed will be an intriguing tight end prospect. He is one of the top five tight ends in this year’s draft class.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Florida Gators, Football, Jordan Reed

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