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NFL Draft Combine 2012: Florida Football Will Be Represented By Three Players

The 2012 NFL Draft Combine list of participants was officially announced Tuesday, and three Florida Gators football players -- running back Jeff Demps, defensive tackle Jaye Howard and wide receiver Chris Rainey -- will try to impressive NFL scouts, franchise's front office personnel and experts Feb. 22-28 in at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

Currently, the Gator moving up the draft board the most is Rainey, who switched from a running back to a wide receiver and performed well at that position during the Senior Bowl. According to, Rainey is currently a 3-4th round draft pick, but could vault up board with a strong showing in Indy.

Meanwhile, Howard is projected as a 6-7th round pick by NFL Draft Scouts and will need a good performance to make sure he gets selected during the three-day event in April.

Demps ' name was on the NFL Combine list, but he made it clear that he'd like to pursue the Olympics instead of the NFL Draft.

For more on the NFL Draft, visit Mocking the Draft. For more on Florida football, check out the SB Nation blog Alligator Army.

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