Retired Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, who’s helping out in an advisory role through the 2015 NFL draft, made his way to Gainesville for the Florida pro day Tuesday, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.
The Gators’ group of line prospects is headlined by projected first-round pick D.J. Humphries, a 6-foot-5, 307-pound offensive tackle who’s played in 29 career games with 19 starts at Florida.
Humphries was named All-Freshman SEC in 2012, when he appeared in 12 games. From there, he went on to play in seven contests and start six in 2013, before missing the final five due to a sprained MCL. And in 2014, Humphries missed two games due to injury. The bookend clocked a 5.12 40-yard dash and a 7.87 three-cone at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, where he also netted a 31-inch vertical, a 104-inch broad jump and benched 225 pounds 26 times.
Also of note is tackle, guard and center prospect Max Garcia. A 6-foot-4, 309-pound three-year starter, Garcia transferred to Florida from Maryland. He proceeded to become a Gators team captain and is considered a mid-round selection later this month.
It bears repeating that the Patriots selected Florida guard Jon Halapio in the sixth round last May. Halapio has since gone on to spent time with the FXFL’s Boston Brawlers and Denver Broncos.