For a program that’s no stranger to cornerback talent, even the long-standing members of Gator Nation will tell you that Vernon Hargreaves III may just be the best defensive back in Florida history.
Oh, did I mention he’s entering his junior season and won’t turn 21 till next June?
All the hype surrounding Hargreaves is legit and the 2014 All-American could very well become the first cornerback to be drafted in the top five since the Arizona Cardinals selected Patrick Peterson fifth overall in 2011.
What’s even scarier for SEC quarterbacks is that Hargreaves isn’t the only blue-chip corner on the team. A pair of standout sophomores will compete for the starting job opposite Florida’s best player, with the lone senior of the group providing a very capable slot option.
Let’s take a look at Florida’s stacked cornerback depth chart for the 2015 season.