Beginning Thursday Inside the Gators will begin taking a closer look at the prospects in the Class of 2019 with out Ten Top Targets In-State.
However, now Now that Signing Day has come and gone, and Florida Gators football signees are officially in the books, it’s time to take one final look back at the Class of 2018.
FIVE MOST LIKELY TO MAKE AN EARLY IMPACT
This is NOT a listing of who I believe will be the five best players of the signees see my Great Eight for that.
These are the five signees who I believe are most likely to make an early impact.
1) Justin Watkins - Even with the two transfers, Florida is still short at wide receiver. He could also be tried out in the secondary. He is definitely someone who could be utilized in the return game. Regardless of the situation, Watkins should see the field plenty as a freshman.
2) Noah Banks - Florida returns 10 deep along the offensive line, but there are still some question marks at offensive tackle. It wouldn't be surprising to see Banks and Jean Delance battle for a starting job outside. Banks could also move inside as well.
3) Emory Jones - I believe that Feleipe Franks will hold the starting job - but much like with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow during Tebow's freshman season, I believe Dan Mullen will find spots to insert Jones into the lineup in certain packages or perhaps for a series.
4) Jacob Copeland - You have to believe that Mullen is already planning ways to get the ball in Copeland's hands. He is more of a streetball type now than a proper route runner, but he can make things happen when he gets the ball in his hands.
5) David Reese - While I think he is a top prospect and in the long-run he is the pick of the litter in this class, it will be harder for him to make an immediate impact. In high school he was a 220-pound, hand in the dirt, defensive end. He won't be that in college, so it may take some time to find a role, but he is too good not to make a difference in some way early on.
FIVE LEAST LIKELY TO CONTRIBUTE MUCH OR AT ALL
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