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NFL Draft 2013: Gators' Omar Hunter says juniors not talking NFL

Florida Gators defensive tackle Omar Hunter hasn't heard much from any underclassmen about possibly entering the 2013 NFL Draft.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

In an interview with The Gainesville Sun's Robbie Andreu, Florida Gators senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter said that the team's underclassmen are completely focused on the 2013 Sugar Bowl and not worried about the upcoming NFL Draft

Hunter said that its completely different from when he was a younger player with the Gators, when players openly stated their intentions to enter the draft and leave the school.

The Gators have a number of players who could leave early for the draft, including tight end Jordan Reed, defensive back Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

When Andreu asked what advice he would give to the underclassmen if they came to him about the NFL Draft, Hunter said he would direct them to coaches Dan Quinn and Bryant Young after their extensive experience in the NFL:

"Talk to (defensive coordinator) Dan Quinn and (defensive line coach) Bryant Young. That's the best advice I can give. Those guys know it (from being in the NFL for many years). They wouldn't lie to us. They love us, they really do.

"I know they really care about us and won't let us make a bad decision. Ultimately, the decision is ours, but those guys will give you the best advice they can."

Quinn himself has been surprised with how the underclassmen haven't come up to him and spoken about possibly entering the draft:

"Not as much as I would (think). I've stayed back a little bit and waited for them to come and use me as a resource if they want my opinion on it. I would certainly give it, but it really hasn't come up as much as I would have thought it would.

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