Michael Perchick of ABC News in North Carolina reported that junior defensive end Jonathan Garvin has signed with an agent and will sit out of the bowl game as he prepares for the NFL Draft.
Source: Miami Hurricanes star DE Jonathan Garvin has signed with an agent, will enter draft and sit out bowl game. Talented DL had a big second half to season after breakout sophomore year.— Michael Perchick (@MichaelPerchick) December 7, 2019
Garvin, who stands at 6’4 250 pounds and hails from Lake Worth, FL, had a massive sophomore year, totaling 60 tackles and 17 tackles for loss. In 2019, Garvin’s numbers dipped to 37 tackles and 9 tackles for loss during a 6-6 regular season for the Hurricanes.
Is this the right decision for Garvin? I do not believe so. He could be a key piece of a strong defensive front in 2020 and his stock could rise with a better season not only from himself, but from the entire team.
This would remind me of RJ McIntosh and Kendrick Norton leaving after the 2017 season. Yes, they're clearly very talented guys, but that doesn't mean that it was the right decision.
I felt like Garvin was a guy I expected to lose after this season, but he did not pop off the screen as a junior the way he did as a sophomore.
If the reports are accurate, the NFL is getting a very talented, fast and aggressive edge rusher with potential that's through the roof. In the proper system, this is a name that could become one to remember five years down the road and I’ll eat crow about believing he should return for his senior year.
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