Florida’s Taven Bryan was the 29th pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
More about the former Florida defensive lineman:
Taven Bryan | Florida Gators | 6-4/291/DT
Bryan, a redshirt junior with the Gators, is from Casper, Wyoming. A three-star prospect coming out of Natrona County (Wy.) High, he chose to come east and play for the Gators. He finished his Florida career with 27 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Scouting report: Bryan only started for two seasons in Gainesville, and he could still be a work-in-progress for an NFL team. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein says Bryan is a “talented defender with rare athletic ability and play traits.”
NFL Combine results
40-yard dash: 4.98 seconds
Bench Press: 30 reps
Vertical Jump: 35.0 inches
Broad Jump: 119.0 inches
3 Cone Drill: 7.12 seconds
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.48 seconds
From the experts
“Bryan is a freakish talent who didn’t produce to his ability at Florida; he had only 5.5 career sacks. But there were games (turn on the Texas A&M tape from 2017) in which he looked like a top-10 pick. … Bryan is raw, but he could be a star given time (and coaching) to develop.” – Mel Kiper Jr.