Projecting Florida’s defensive depth chart with 2018 signees

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Florida is switching to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator Todd Grantham, which will result in some changes with the personnel and starting lineup.

The Gators will have a few defensive linemen move around and Grantham plans to cross-train players at multiple positions. One or two safeties could move to cornerback as well.

Here are my projections for Florida’s defensive depth chart in 2018:

Defensive line

DE

  1. Jachai Polite, junior (3-star recruit, No. 33 SDE in Class of 2016)
  2. Jabari Zuniga, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 35 SDE in Class of 2015)
  3. Keivonnis Davis, redshirt junior (No. 58 SDE in Class of 2015) — recovering from scooter accident
  4. Luke Ancrum, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 82 SDE in Class of 2015)

NT

  1. Khairi Clark, redshirt senior (4-star recruit, No. 16 DT in Class of 2014)
  2. Tedarrell Slaton, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 3 G in Class of 2017)
  3. Kyree Campbell, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 42 DT in Class of 2016)
  4. Marlon Dunlap, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 79 DT in Class of 2016)

DE

  1. Elijah Conliffe, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 18 DT in Class of 2017)
  2. Zachary Carter, redshirt freshman (4-star recruit, No. 3 SDE in Class of 2017)
  3. Malik Langham, freshman (4-star recruit, No. 14 SDE in Class of 2018)
  4. Luke Ancrum, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 82 SDE in Class of 2015)

Linebacker

OLB

  1. CeCe Jefferson, senior (5-star recruit, No. 2 SDE in Class of 2015)
  2. Antonneous Clayton, junior (4-star recruit, No. 2 WDE in Class of 2016)
  3. Andrew Chatfield, freshman (4-star recruit, No. 13 WDE in Class of 2018)

ILB

  1. David Reese, junior (3-star recruit, No. 16 ILB in Class of 2016)
  2. Ventrell Miller, redshirt freshman (3-star recruit, No. 36 OLB in Class of 2017)
  3. James Houston, redshirt freshman (3-star recruit, No. 43 OLB in Class of 2017)

ILB

  1. Vosean Joseph, junior (3-star recruit, No. 42 OLB in Class of 2016)
  2. Kylan Johnson, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 57 S in Class of 2015)
  3. David Reese, freshman (3-star recruit, No. 20 OLB in Class of 2018)

OLB

  1. Jeremiah Moon, redshirt sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 20 OLB in Class of 2016)
  2. Nick Smith, redshirt freshman (3-star recruit, No. 78 OLB in Class of 2017)
  3. Rayshad Jackson, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 110 OLB in Class of 2015)
  4. Lacedrick Brunson, redshirt freshman (3-star recruit, No. 156 OLB in Class of 2017)

Secondary

CB

  1. C.J. Henderson, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 16 CB in Class of 2017)
  2. Trey Dean, freshman (4-star recruit, No. 17 S in Class of 2018)
  3. Brian Edwards, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 58 CB in Class of 2017)

CB

  1. Marco Wilson, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 25 CB in Class of 2017)
  2. C.J. McWilliams, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 132 CB in Class of 2016)
  3. McArthur Burnett, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, APB in Class of 2016)

FS

  1. Chauncey Gardner, junior (4-star recruit, No. 4 CB in Class of 2016)
  2. Brad Stewart, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 19 CB in Class of 2017)
  3. Shawn Davis, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 41 CB in Class of 2017)
  4. Donovan Stiner, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 57 S in Class of 2017)

SS

  1. Jeawon Taylor, junior (3-star recruit, No. 16 S in Class of 2016)
  2. Amari Burney, freshman (4-star recruit, No. 14 S in Class of 2018)
  3. Quincy Lenton, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 39 S in Class of 2016)
  4. John Huggins, freshman (3-star recruit, No. 28 S in Class of 2018)

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