Scouting Report: Chauncey Gardner, CB, Florida

Cocoa, FL | 5110 | 204 | 4.54E | 2020

A fast, tough, aggressive athlete who has demonstrated the versatility to play safety, in the slot but is best suited at his natural position of outside cover corner. Displays an outstanding vertical on film, possesses great ball anticipation and has performed best when the stakes are at its highest. Kicks it into turbo boost on interceptions and is a threat to score with the ball in his hands—the Gators have also tinkered with him returning kicks. If you’re not trying to figure out ways to get this player reps on offense then you are simply wasting some of his best talent—his acceleration, vision and patience on interception returns is incredible. A confident, brash young man who isn’t afraid to let people know how good he is whether on the field or on social media. He’s high energy all day, every day and carries around the ultimate swagger. Has a short-term memory and is a fiery competitor. His soundbites in a big city media market could make him a lightning rod for good and bad with reporters—big market teams should know that his comes with the territory. His personality could make for some headlines when he hits the big stage and bright lights.


2016: Appeared in all 13 games throughout the season and started Florida’s final three contests against FSU, Alabama and Iowa… Began the season the season as a reserve defensive back, but ended Florida’s season as one its starting safeties… Led the Gators with eight special teams tackles, as he was a key member on special teams throughout the season… Totaled 32 tackles, three pass break-ups, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and a half tackle-for-loss.

High School/Personal: Played in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando and was named to USA Today’s All-Florida first team… Led Cocoa to a 10-3 record and reached the 4A state semifinals in his senior year.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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