Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.

The Florida football team has room for improvement at every position on offense and defense, as well as big shoes to fill at kicker and punter.

The Gators have the pieces in place to make strides at several spots this year, but a few positions appear to have more potential than others heading into the offseason.

In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, we project the three most-improved groups for the Gators in 2018.

Here are the topics on today’s show:

The talent at wide receiver has been upgraded in a major way with the addition of transfers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson. Their playing status for the fall is still to be determined by the NCAA. Even without Grimes and Jefferson, the Gators have other weapons at the position, and a new veteran coach in Billy Gonzales. With former defensive ends CeCe Jefferson and Jachai Polite now standing up and rushing from the edge in Florida’s new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, the linebackers will look and play like a different unit this year. The safety position had two big losses last season with the injuries to Marcell Harris and Nick Washington. With Chauncey-Gardner Johnson now playing nickel, Jeawon Taylor appears ready to step up as a starter. Veteran safeties coach Ron English should also help Brad Stewart and others emerge.

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