Casper Native Declares for NFL Draft
Natrona County High School graduate Taven Bryan will leave the University of Florida a year early and enter the NFL draft. This season, Bryan recorded 40 tackles, six for loss and 4 sacks from his defensive tackle position. In his career with Florida, he had an interception, a forced fumble and 3 fumble recoveries. At 6-4, 290 pounds, Bryan has been compared to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans in terms of strength and versatility. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr has Bryan listed as the #9 defensive tackle prospect. He was an all state selection for the Natrona County Mustangs on the offensive and defensive lines his senior season in 2013. Bryan played in all 13 games for the Gators last season, starting two.