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Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson and offensive lineman David Sharpe both declare for the draft on Tuesday.

Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson and offensive lineman David Sharpe have both declared for the NFL draft.

Florida will be without two starters next season. Gators cornerback Quincy Wilson and offensive tackle David Sharpe have both decided to declare for the NFL draft. 

Sharpe was the first to announce that he will forego his senior season saying, "I just want to thank everything the University of Florida has done for me the and three years of life changing experience. I will forego my senior season for the NFL Draft. I appreciate all the support throughout the years and I'll always love Gators Nation."

Wilson made his own announcement 30 minutes later when he tweeted his plan to declare for the NFL draft. Wilson is expected to go in the first round.

In an interview with SI Wilson says he is thankful for his three years at the University of Florida but admits it was time to move on to the next step of his career. 

"I feel like it's in my best interest to declare for the NFL draft this year," he said. "I'm definitely excited. It's something I've dreamed about since I was five or six years old, to play in the NFL." 

The Wilson legacy is far from over at Florida, however. Quincy Wilson's little brother, Marco Wilson is set to sign with the Gators on National Signing Day. The four-star cornerback committed to Jim McElwain and his staff during the summer.

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