Punter Kyle Christy: Last season was a nightmare for the Ray Guy finalist in 2013. He went from averaging 45.8 yards to 40.9 yards last year. He went from 27 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line to just 10 last year. The ball wasn't coming off his foot the same as it was during the 2013 season, and it impacted the opposing team's field position.
This spring, it started to come back for Christy. The truth is, even the senior punter isn't sure what happened last year, but he felt back in a normal routine during the spring. The ball jumped off his foot, and he hit 60-yard punts routinely on the practice field. The challenge comes in translating that to fall camp when he'll be in a battle with Johnny Townsend.
Receiver Andre Debose: It's easy to forget Debose is still on the team simply because it feels like his Senior Day should've taken place under the Ron Zook administration. He'll be a sixth-year senior this fall after taking a redshirt and dealing with injuries earlier in his career. Debose made an impact in 2010 as a kickoff returner and had 432 yards as a receiver in 2011, including three touchdown catches that were at least 65 yards.
After once expecting to play three seasons at Florida and head to the NFL, Debose now has one last shot at making an impact in Gainesville. He's the veteran of the group and will be asked to lead. What kind of production he'll be able to provide remains to be seen.
Defensive lineman Alex McCalister: First glance at McCalister and he looks like a player that should be preparing to head to the NFL. The 6-6, 246-pound defensive end came to Gainesville barely over 200 pounds but bringing the electric speed. The hope was to mold him for two years and then unleash him on the SEC. The last two seasons have been spent doing that, and it's now his turn to make an impact.
His speed can cause problems off the edge. The questions come when an offensive lineman gets their hands on McCalister. He has to be strong enough to fight through it. Even though he hasn't been on the field much in the last two years, Florida fans shouldn't forget about him.
Linebacker Antonio Morrison:Last year didn't live up to the expectations for Morrison. He spent 2012 filling in when Jelani Jenkins dealt with injuries, and Morrison gave every indication that he would be ready to take the next step forward and anchor the middle of the Florida defense as a sophomore. That didn't happen. Morrison struggled to get of blocks and didn't look like the tenacious player that made multiple memorable hits as a freshman.
There's no question it was a down year for Morrison, but it doesn't mean he can't bounce back. The plays he made consistently as a freshman weren't a fluke. He has to learn how get off blocks, but if that happens and he stays in position more consistently, Morrison could have a big junior year.
Wide receiver Valdez Showers: Position changes have hurt Showers during his years on campus. He came to campus as a defensive back, but the coaches were always intrigued by his ability with the ball in his hands. He switched to running back last season and provided something the Gators desperately needed out of the backfield -- speed. However, his touches declined as the season went on.
He heads into this season with another new position, working as a wide receiver. This is probably the most logical fit on the field for him, using his speed and ball skills to help a position that needs a difference maker. Showers could prove to be one this fall.