Five Florida Football players who will probably be rated too low in NCAA 25

If it's in the game, it's in the game. Maybe.

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Pup Howard

As a true freshman last season at South Carolina, Pup Howard was a solid enough linebacker given his limited playing time. On paper, he should contend for a starting spot this season to play alongside Shemar James.

But we also have this feeling that a lot of NCAA 25 ratings are going to be based on PFF ratings, for better or for worse depending on one's feeling of PFF ratings. And for Howard, his rating was a 61.0.

While he did have a tendency to get lost in coverage, his strength was his tackling. In fact, Howard didn't have a single missed tackle in 2023.

But are the makers of NCAA 25 going to painstakingly scout a secondary linebacker for the Gators and grade his tackling accordingly or are they just going to slap a number next to his name and call it a day?

This is EA Sports we are talking about, so...

Justus Boone

Speaking of players who will just get a number slapped next to their name, Justus Boone should be a sneaky good player for the Gators in real life in 2024. One of the early hits Florida took in 2023 was when Boone went down in training camp with a torn ACL, leaving the Gators thin along the defensive line.

Assuming normal progress, Boone should be good to go in 2024 and should be a key cog along the line for the Gators. But given he wasn't seen in 2023, it is easy to see why EA would take the cautious route and undervalue Boone despite a solid 2022 campaign.