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A Look Ahead: The Defensive Line

the health of powell is critical for 2013

The Florida Gators had arguably one of the more feared defensive lines in college football in 2012. That line looks to be a whole lot different in 2013. Graduation and NFL attrition will take its toll on the defensive front, but the Gators will have some answers. Here is a look at what to expect and what the Gators need when the clock strikes 12 on the Sugar Bowl game on Jan 2.

The odds are favorable that Florida loses all four starters from the defensive line. Nose tackle Omar Hunter and BUCK Lerentee McCray are both seniors and will graduate to move on while the real possibility of losing juniors Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd seems more imminent with each passing day. Throw in the loss of senior Earl Okine who played some significant minutes in 2012 and there is...

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