Chauncey Gardner–Johnson, Defensive Back
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson would be a lock for a first round selection if it were not for his inconsistent play over his time at Floida. He is a versatile player who can line up all over the secondary for his team but excels most at safety or playing as a nickel corner.
Under former HC Jim McElwain Gardner-Johnson seemed to not give a ton of effort more often than you’d like to see but a 4-win season will test the best players. Tackling and interceptions are easily the biggest strengths for the defensive back as he tallied 161 tackles and 9 interceptions in three seasons for the Gators. If Gardner-Johnson can stay positive, effective and consistent he will be a starting defensive back for a long time and will be another great name to represent DBU.
Expect Gardner-Johnson to be drafted on day two of the NFL draft and to be an early contributor at the next level. However, due to his success at the combine it may not be a total shock to see his name creep into first rounds of some mock draft. If the Bucs trade out of the fifth overall spot and gather assets, Gardner-Johnson could be on their radar.