Elam does a bit of everything. He led the Gators in tackles for loss (11), passes broken up (seven) and forced fumbles (two) while also making 78 tackles and two picks. In short, Elam disrupts an offense.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD JUNIOR
After playing defensive end in 2011, Floyd moves inside to a position at which he should flourish with his quickness and strength. He's one of the defense's emotional leaders, and the line will look to him to set the tone.
TE JORDAN REED JUNIOR
With no proven wideouts, Reed may be Florida's most dangerous receiving option. The 6' 3", 239-pound former QB caught only 28 passes while fighting nagging injuries in 2011, but he has the skills to make big plays.
RB MIKE GILLISLEE SENIOR
Over three years Gillislee has averaged 6.3 yards per carry, but he has never rushed more than 58 times in a season. This season will show whether Gators coaches blew it by not giving Gillislee the ball more often or whether there was a reason he didn't become an every-down back earlier.