Miami Dolphins Select Safety Jevon Holland, Tackle Liam Eichenberg – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the 36th round of the second round of the NFL Draft in 2021, the Miami Dolphins Safety selected Jevon Holland of Oregon.

With the 42nd election of the second round, the Dolphins chose Liam Eichenberg from Notre Dame.

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On Friday, during the first round, the fins added broad receiver Jaylen Waddle from Alabama.

The fins also added defensive end to Jaelan Phillips of the University of Miami.

Holland was drafted after the Denver Broncos skipped them to run back.

The Dolphins needed a ball carrier, but Denver moved up one place by acting against North Carolina’s Javonte Williams.

Miami then chose Holland, a native Canadian.

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The Dolphins moved from 50th to 42nd place, taking on Liam Eichenberg (6-foot-6, 306-pounds), a three-year-old starter for Notre Dame.

Holland, who grew up in British Columbia, was trained by former NFL defender Napoleon Kaufman in high school in Oakland, California. Holland’s father Robert played Sacramento State and the Canadian Football League.

“Football is super pop across Canada,” said Holland. “My father and brother both played football. I’m just trying to follow in their footsteps. I think it turned out to be a pretty good choice. “

Holland had five interceptions as a freshman in 2018 and four interceptions in the second year when he averaged 15.3 yards on 16 punt returns. He signed out last year.

“I played receivers in high school,” he said, “and that’s where I developed a lot of my ball hawking skills.”

Eichenberg is expanding an offensive line to include more youngsters, which included a franchise record of three rookie starters last year.

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