Coming in at No. 90 overall, EDGE Jonathan Greenard was selected as the 2nd pick for the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. His strong hands and his control of the edge will be a great advantage to the Texans’ line.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 25, 2020
Greenard, a transfer from Louisville, may have only had one year as a Gator, but what a year it was! First in the SEC for sacks and tackles for loss, he was a four-time Defensive Lineman of the Week for the conference and earned a Walter Camp FBS National Player of the Week nod for his performance against Missouri. He also ranked second in the SEC for forced fumbles, including one he then recovered and ran 80 yards for a touchdown.
Smarts are Greenard’s biggest strength – he’s quick to recognize screens and find his opening to sneak through and put pressure on his opponent. His timing is precise, allowing him to fake well and easily and anticipate snaps consistently. His build is a plus for the Texans as well, with a wingspan that earns him No. 13 among edge rushers of the last 20 years of the combine. He knows how to use his upper body too, keeping good extension, hands staying busy, and absorbing hits well.
Greenard is the Texans’ first draft from the Gators since 2002 when they selected Jabar Gaffney in the second round.