Following the Florida Gators Peach Bowl match up win on Saturday over the Michigan Wolverines, UF offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor informed the world of his NFL decision, electing to leave the Florida program early and declare early for the NFL draft.
Thank You to ALL GATOR NATION!????It’s been an honor to play for the best University in the Country????????????? pic.twitter.com/V8aSiPoMQU
— Jawaan. T 6??5?? (@jawaan_taylor74) December 30, 2018
Taylor played in all of the Gators games this season at the right tackle position.
Last season, Taylor played and started in all 11 games… Started the first nine games at right tackle and the final two contests of the season at left tackle… He and Martez Ivey were the only two Florida offensive linemen to start each game. The year before in the 2016 season, Taylor played in all 13 games throughout the season and started 12 at right tackle… Was the only Florida freshman to play on the offensive line… Garnered Freshman All-America honors by ESPN.com, FWAA and Pro Football Focus… Selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team by the leagues Coaches’ and Gridiron Now… Member of ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team.
He was a former three star recruit in the 2016 recruiting class and recruited by then offensive line coach Mike Summers to UF. Taylor was formally committed to the Miami Hurricanes before landing an offer from the Gators and later flipping his commitment.
The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Taylor as the Nation’s No. 941 overall prospect in the 2016 recruiting class and the Nation’s No. 46 offensive guard in the 2016 recruiting class.