Florida Football: Which transfer portal losses will hurt the Gators the most in 2024?

As it stands now, Florida has had 22 enter the transfer portal.

Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes with the ball while Florida State Seminoles
Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes with the ball while Florida State Seminoles / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA
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#15 - Jalen Farmer

Jalen Farmer didn't arrive in Gainesville with high expectations, but his loss isn't completely inconsequential for Florida.

Farmer appeared in four games over two seasons, but given that both of Florida's starting guards are transferring it would seem beneficial had Farmer stayed.

But in theory Florida can move Damieon George over to right guard and do have some other options waiting in the wings to fill the left guard slot.

Farmer is off to Kentucky for the 2024 season.

#14 - Jonathan Odom

Jonathan Odom becomes the first player on our list who is transferring out to have been a fairly decent contributor for the Gators. Over four seasons, he appeared in 25 games and had 16 receptions.

He was injured early in the year in 2023 and wound up taking a redshirt. He will play for Eastern Michigan in 2024.

Given the lack of depth Florida has at tight end, keeping Odom around would have been ideal. The emergence of Arlis Boardingham does make his loss easier to handle.

#13 - Richie Leonard IV

There are one of two way to look at the departure of Richie Leonard IV. The first is that it is never ideal to lose a starter along the offensive line and he should be much higher up this list.

The other way is that Leonard was a weak link along the line and given some of the incoming transfers it would have been difficult for him to claim a starting job in 2024.

Any lineman with experience is useful to keep around, but in theory Florida should be able to upgrade at left guard for 2024.