Florida Gators soon-to-be sophomore defensive end Tevin Westbrook will move to tight end. Head coach Will Muschamp mentioned the move would have been made earlier, but the Gators were thin along the defensive line during the spring. The 6’5″, 268-pound Westbrook immediately becomes the biggest tight end on the roster. With his size, Westbrook is expected to be used primarily in running situations as an extra blocker. If he can make a smooth transition to tight end, we may even see him on the field on offense during the fall. Don’t expect too many passes to be directed his way though.
Westbrook came to Florida as a three-star defensive end in the 2011 recruiting class. Rivals ranked him as the No. 47 overall strong side defensive end in the nation at the time. He chose the Gators over Connecticut, North Carolina, Purdue and USF. Westbrook appeared in three games and recorded two tackles as a true freshman.