The upside: The national perception is there will be a natural drop-off at DBU with the departure of high NFL draft picks Tez Tabor, Quincy Wilson and Marcus Maye. But the expectation among the players and the coaches is for this secondary to play at the customary high level at Florida.
There is proven talent. There just isn’t a lot of it beyond the starters.
When you look at this secondary, you start with the two players who elected to return for their senior season — Duke Dawson and safety Marcell Harris. Dawson is making the move back to cornerback, his more natural position, after playing safety and nickel the past two seasons.