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Marcus Maye goes high in the secondround of NFL Draft to the Jets

Marcus Maye had some dreams come true on Friday as the former Gator safety was selected as the seventh pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

With the pattern of juniors leaving early for the NFL, Marcus Maye is the second senior Gator selected in the NFL Draft following Jarrad Davis’ first round draft spot on Thursday evening.

Maye had a terrific career at Florida and flourished as a junior where he garnered All-American status recording several forced turnovers and collected a few himself. His senior season was going well before an arm injury in the South Carolina game ended it earlier than expected.

Out of Melbourne, Maye has been a leader on a top 10 defense for the past two years and plays the game aggressively as a safety willing to step into the box and take on blockers and bigger ball carriers.

Despite missing four plus games at the end of the season, Maye finished fourth on the team in tackles in 2017 with 50. For his career, Maye finished with 210 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, 21 passes broken up, and five interceptions. 

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