2021 NFL Draft: Jevon Holland drafted in 2nd round by Miami Dolphins

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

With the No. 36 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Oregon defensive back Jevon Holland. 

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While his position on paper is safety, he is more than just that. He's a bonafide playmaker who largely played nickel at Oregon as a sophomore and was graded as the best nickel cornerback in the country by PFF his sophomore season. 

Ben Fennell of The Draft Network gushed about his willingness/ability to help in run support out of nickel formations and said Holland is his company's consensus No. 1 safety in the draft. 

Holland was set to enter the 2020 college football season as a fringe first-round NFL Draft pick before opting out to prepare for his professional career.

In two seasons as an Oregon starter, Holland amassed nine interceptions (one pick-six) to go with 108 tackles (71 solo), and 10 passes defended. As a sophomore, he was a PFF All-Pac-12 first-team selection. 

He was the first Oregon player to lead the team in INTs two consecutive years since Jairus Byrd (2006 & 2007).