Five Guys To Watch --- Offense

There is less known about this team than any Gator team in modern history due to the closing of spring practice. Just about everyone who is serious about Florida football will either be watching in The Swamp or on Sun Sports AND recording it in order to get as much info as possible.

There still are some particular guys that I am really eager to see perform. I'm always most curious about players in new positions and/or those I have hardly seen in the past, so here are five guys on offense who I think could be important pieces to the puzzle in the fall as well as players of interest for Saturday.

Quinton Dunbar ---- The WR from Miami may have the best combination of size and speed in a receiving corps that needs to be much more productive this year. Coach Will Muschamp has mentioned him many times and so have Florida defensive players when given the opportunity. He was not all that highly recruited coming out of high school, but he did catch masses for more than 1,200 yards. His emergence would be the ideal addition to the returning talent at the position.

Chaz Green ---- With Xavier Nixon somewhat hobbled and other tackles yet to show anything this is a great time for the redshirt freshman to lay claim to one of the tackle spots on a mystery-filled unit. Green was considered one of the best in the country coming out of Tampa Catholic High School and the 6-6, 310-pound blocker gets a chance to begin living up to that hype.

Jonotthan Harrison ---- Some may consider his development slow, but they'd be wrong. Ideally this is when offensive linemen begin to contribute --- as redshirt freshmen. Harrison has impressed the coaches with his physicality and smarts. You need both to be an effective center, especially in a pro-style scheme. Harrison's ability to solidify the middle could be a key to making this unit a good one in the fall.

Jordan Reed ---- Last season Reed (and Trey Burton) served as Mr. Versatility for the Gators. This fall the plan is for the talented athlete to perform almost exclusively as a TE. He has the size to do it and the speed and athleticism to be a matchup nightmare. Last year Reed ran for 328 yards and five toughdowns, passed for 252 and three scores and caught passes for 79 and one more. This year the Gators hope he matches those totals (759 yards, 9 TD) as a receiver. If he does, Charlie Weis' offense will really take off.

Jeff Driskel ---- I couldn't let this pass without a reference to the latest phenom QB to enter the fray. Driskel is an amazing player as evidences by all the praise and accolades that came his way in high school. Now we get to see what he can do against grownups and it should be one of the highlights of Saturday's activity.

That's my five…. Later today five on the other side of the ball.

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