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Florida QB Luke Del Rio has a message for Gators recruiting targets

Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio laid out a strong message with some sage advice on Twitter for recruits holding offers to play for the Gators.

According to the graphic provided by the SEC Network, Florida ranks first at least among SEC schools in first-round draft picks since the common draft era began in 1967.

In total, Florida has had 46 first-round picks in the draft. Alabama follows suit in second with 42, with Tennessee (39), Texas A&M (28), LSU (26) and Georgia (25) in third, fourth, fifth and sixth.

If early projections are correct, the Gators could see a handful of players selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and retain their current standing. Linebacker Jarrad Davis, defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor and cornerback Quincy Wilson all could be potential first-round picks.

Alabama has at least six potential first-round picks in the upcoming draft.

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