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Prospect Primer: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Pac-12 defensive player of the year spent a lot of time in opposing backfields

Utah LB Devin Lloyd
Utah LB Devin Lloyd has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Height/Weight: 6-3, 237

Key stats: Over the last three seasons, recorded 43 tackles for loss, including 22 last year to tie for second most in a single season in school history. Also returned three INTs for TDs in his career.

College honors: Received first-team All-America honors from numerous outlets and was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year last season.

Background/other info: The two-time finalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker, is a different breed at the top of this draft as a player who stayed with one college program from start to finish and got four years of game experience. The Chula Vista, Calif., native redshirted his first year in Salt Lake City in 2017 and then became a defensive starter in 2019, ultimately playing in 47 career games with 32 starts. His 43 TFLs rank fourth in school history, and his 22 in 2021 led the Pac-12 and ranked second in the country. He posted four of his five career INTs this past season as well, and his eight sacks in 2021 led all Pac-12 linebackers. A versatile defender, Lloyd lined up most often as an inside linebacker, but also played outside, on the edge and in coverage at Utah.