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Another Miami defensive player is off the board.
This time, it is defensive end Jonathan Garvin. Garvin was selected in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday. He goes to the Green Bay Packers with the No. 242 overall pick.
The selection of Garvin marks the fourth straight season that a Miami defensive end was drafted.
Accolades and Numbers
Over his three seasons at Miami, Garvin played in 38 of a possible 39 games and made 25 starts. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Garvin recorded 12.5 career sacks and 29 tackles for loss.
Playing opposite outstanding freshman Greg Rousseau this past season, Garvin did see a slip dip in production from his junior season — his best as a member of the Hurricanes. In 2018, Garvin recorded career-highs with 60 total tackles, 17 for loss and 5.5 sacks.
That season, Garvin finished third in the ACC in tackles for loss. As a team, Miami led the country with 136 stops in the backfield.
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What the Experts are Saying
Jonathan Garvin projects as a high ceiling pass rusher at the pro level. Garvin possesses the necessary first step, explosiveness and length to win off the edge — but he is in desperate need of more tools in his toolbox to shed blocks and consistently win off of first contact. Consider Garvin a developmental rusher; but he’s going to have to settle on a playing weight. Don’t think he played at his testing weight and certainly looked more explosive on film. Potential starter with more growth.
– Kyle Crabbs, NFL Draft Network