There may be no more anticipated player to take off on the Florida roster than sophomore Antonneous Clayton. The former five-star defensive end from The Peach State is a quarterback sack waiting to happen, but has fought lack of weight and muscle issues since his arrival on campus.
Up and over 25o pounds now, Clayton is a player that is set to take off in 2017. He just needs to be ready when his number is called.
As a recruit Clayton committed to the Gators in late October of his senior season. A big time prospect already, he saw his star rise as a senior and into the Under Armour All-American game practices where he was an absolute menace against guys his own age and ilk.
After never having the ability to eat three meals a day Clayton got by on unreal speed and quickness, but as a freshman at Florida it was quite apparent he needed to bulk up. After entering Gainesville in June of 2016, he weighed in right at around 210 pounds and is now sitting at 250+.
With the depth at end at Florida it won’t be easy to see the field, but with is talent, he will make it hard for defensive line coach / DC Chris Rumph to keep him off the field. Regardless, he should take a huge step forward in 2017, especially when he becomes used to playing at his new physical stature.