Florida football needs to hit the transfer portal hard this season and address their positions of need if they want to be an improved squad next fall.
One of the spots that the Gators need to add both talent and experience in is along the offensive line.
Against the stronger teams in the SEC, Florida’s OL seemed outclassed, and the offense as a whole suffered because of it.
Just a few days after the regular season ended, we already have a pair of targets at OL that Billy Napier should make a priority.
Florida football: Experience is invaluable
The two players that we should see the Gators show major interest in both have lots of experience as starting OL, which Florida needs much more of.
The first guy is Spencer Brown, a grad transfer from Michigan State. At 6’6”-315, Brown has tons of size at offensive tackle, and won’t be lacking in size if he makes the jump to the SEC.
He’s appeared in 21 games for the Spartans, which includes 13 consecutive starts on the right side of the offensive line.
Say what you will about the quality of Michigan State’s offense, but being a blocker in the Big Ten is no joke. Every team plays a physical brand of football, and you have to be pretty good at what you do to make the cut in that league.
The second guy worth taking a look at is Zeke Correll. Correll is another grad transfer from Notre Dame and could be a huge piece along the Gators’ OL. He was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award this season and is a huge presence on the interior of the line at 6’3”-300.
He led a strong Irish run game this season and could do the same for Florida if Napier is able to convince him to come down south.