Devin Lloyd
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Lloyd with Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022
No. 33 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-30) September 30, 1998 (age 24)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Otay Ranch (Chula Vista, California)
College:Utah (2017–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Total tackles:115
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Devin Eric Lloyd (born September 30, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah and was drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Lloyd attended Otay Ranch High School in Chula Vista, California.[1] He played safety, wide receiver and was a punter in high school. He was not highly recruited as 3 star recruit when he committed to the University of Utah, his only power five offer, to play college football over offers from UNLV, Colorado State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, and Utah State.[2]

College career

Lloyd with Utah in 2019.
Lloyd with Utah in 2019.

After redshirting his first year at Utah in 2017, Lloyd played in all 14 games as a backup in 2018 and had six tackles. He became a starter in 2019.[3] In 14 games he had 91 tackles, 6.5 sacks and one interception which he returned for a touchdown.[4] As a junior in 2020, Lloyd played in five games and had 48 tackles and two sacks.[5] He returned to Utah for his senior year in 2021 rather than enter the 2021 NFL Draft.[6][7] As a senior Lloyd played in all 14 games starting all but one, due to a controversial ejection vs Oregon State, and had 66 tackles, a Pac-12 leading eight sacks, and four interceptions including a pick-6 in the Pac-12 championship game. Lloyd also was First-team all Pac-12 and a consensus First-team All-American selection. On January 13, 2022, Lloyd declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+34 in
(1.90 m)
237 lb
(108 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.66 s 1.58 s 2.71 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[9][10]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Lloyd was selected in the first round with the 27th overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft.[11][12] Lloyd was named the Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. He recorded 24 tackles, six passes defended and two interceptions.[13]

Personal life

Lloyd is the son of Joe Lloyd and Ronyta Johnson.[14] Both of his parents served in the United States Navy. Lloyd is a Christian.[15]

References

  1. ^ Brents, Phillip (December 30, 2018). "Holiday Bowl to feature homecoming for Otay Ranch grad". The Star News. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Goon, Kyle (January 26, 2017). "Utah football: 2017 ATH Devin Lloyd commits to Utes". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Kamrani, Christopher (August 7, 2019). "Truly 'next man up': What Devin Lloyd provides Utah in wake of Manny Bowen's exit". The Athletic. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  4. ^ Newman, Josh (July 28, 2020). "Utah's linebackers will be mostly young, but Devin Lloyd will provide veteran leadership". SLTrib.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Judd, Brandon (April 21, 2021). "What makes Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd a top-10 talent in college football?". Deseret News. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  6. ^ Newman, Josh (March 18, 2021). "Utah football's Devin Lloyd considered NFL draft, but Cody Barton's advice helped him return for one more year". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  7. ^ Call, Jeff (March 17, 2021). "Why Utes' star linebacker Devin Lloyd signed up for another season". Deseret News. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  8. ^ Bonagura, Kyle (January 13, 2022). "Touted Utah LB Lloyd says he'll enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  9. ^ "Devin Lloyd Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "Devin Lloyd, Utah, ILB, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  11. ^ Oehser, John (April 28, 2022). "No. 27 overall: Lloyd is the selection". Jaguars.com.
  12. ^ "2022 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  13. ^ Oehser, John (September 29, 2022). "Lloyd: NFL Rookie of the Month". Jaguars.com. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  14. ^ "Devin Lloyd - Football". University of Utah Athletics. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  15. ^ Doering, Joshua (April 28, 2022). "Former Utah star Devin Lloyd confident in God's plan for him ahead of NFL draft". Sports Spectrum. Retrieved April 29, 2022.