Jim McElwain announces three Gators are leaving for the NFL Draft

The Florida Gators had a remarkable season this year. The team went 10-2 and made it to the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2009 and they did that under first-year head coach Jim McElwain.

McElwain has put the Gators in a great position to succeed for the future, but it looks like he will have to do it without three of his biggest playmakers next year. He confirmed that wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, running back Kelvin Taylor, and recently-dismissed defensive end Alex McCalister would all be entering the 2016 NFL Draft.

McElwain says RB Kelvin Taylor and WR Demarcus Robinson plan to enter NFL Draft. #Gators

— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) December 21, 2015

McElwain confirms DL Alex McCalister is leaving for the draft.

— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) December 21, 2015

McCalister was dismissed from the team on Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules, so it comes as no surprise that he would be leaving for the NFL. As for Robinson and Taylor, both of them will likely get drafted, but could have helped their stock tremendously with one more season in Gainesville.

Robinson led the team in receiving yards with 505 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns this year.

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