Daily Three: Florida Gators rated third-strongest team in SEC East, more news to know

Here’s the Gators news you need to know to begin your Wednesday …

Florida running back Kelvin Taylor (21) runs away from Georgia defenders at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Florida running back Kelvin Taylor (21) runs away from Georgia defenders at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

1. Gators SEC East underdogs?: The term underdog might be a little strong, but the Gators aren’t the favorites to win the division this year. Florida is the 23rd-strongest college football team entering the 2016 season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index ratings. That leaves the Gators third in the SEC East behind No. 5 Tennessee and No. 9 Georgia. Agree or disagree?

2. Who is the next Keanu Neal?: Neal benefited from a strong junior season at Florida and NFL combine performance to become a first-round pick in this year’s draft. Is there a current Gators player who could improve his draft stock enough to become a first-round pick in the 2017 draft? Here are six candidates …

3. Life saver: Former Gators quarterback Eric Kresser, who played high school football at Palm Beach Gardens, was in West Virginia over the weekend and saved a man’s life. He performed CPR on a man at a Starbucks in Huntington, according to a story in The Herald-Dispatch. Kresser is certified in CPR, but said he had never put the training in practice until Saturday.