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Practice Observations: Defense

Brian Poole

The Florida Gators started spring practice on Wednesday and despite not having pads, the gators were fast paced and working hard. It was evident on the defensive side of the ball that the staff was getting some young guys in the mix and ready, and the secondary started strong, but tired due to lack of depth. Here are my observations on the defensive side of the ball.

DEFENSIVE LINE It is really hard to grade most of the line when the pads aren't on. No hitting means the line can't really get in on run plays and do their thing in the backfield. What you can see is when they are called upon to drop in coverage, or if they break free off the edge for a sack or tackle in the backfield. We can also report on how they look "on the hoof". Let's start with the...

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