One of the top safeties in college football has officially declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Jevon Holland, a two-year starting safety for the Oregon Ducks, announced on Saturday, September 26 that he was opting out of the Pac-12 season ahead and officially declaring for the draft.
It is a dream come true for Holland.
His two short years in Oregon’s secondary were definitely impactful. He was one of three returning FBS players with for or more interceptions in each of the last two years. Holland joined elite company becoming the first Oregon player to lead the team in INTs two consecutive years since Jairus Byrd (2006 & 2007).
The Ducks had one of the best secondaries in all of college football last season that led to a 2020 Rose Bowl victory.
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Now, the Ducks will be missing three key pieces in its secondary in 2020: Holland, Deommodore Lenoir and Thomas Graham Jr., all who have opted out and declared for the draft.
Despite the Pac-12 Conference finally approving and announcing their plans for playing football in 2020, the decision to opt out is desirable for some, like Holland, who is a projected first round NFL Draft pick.
Former, current and future Ducks reached out on social media to congratulate the safety on his decision and wish him well at the next level.