Selected by the Cardinals in the first round (8th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Clemson. Was the first LB taken in the '20 draft and became the first Clemson player ever taken in the first round by Arizona.
In 2019, in just his second season as a linebacker at Clemson after switching from safety, earned unanimous first-team All-American honors and was named the Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.
Posted a team-high 107 tackles (16.0 for loss), 8.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, three INTs, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 15 games (all starts) in his final year Clemson. Became the first FBS player since Khalil Mack in 2013 to record at least 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks and multiple INTs in a season.
Played the penultimate game of his college career at State Farm Stadium in the Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State on 12/28/19.
At the 2020 NFL Combine, ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, tied for the seventh-best time among all prospects at any position.
Drafted by Arizona in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Houston, becoming the first Cougars player drafted by the Cardinals since 1980.
ProFootballFocus.com had Jones listed as the 14th-best player in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In four seasons at Houston (2016-19), Jones started all 45 games he played at LT.
As a sophomore in high school, played basketball with Phoenix Suns small forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. Coming out of high school, Jones was recruited by then-Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and current Cardinals O-Line coach Sean Kugler, then the head coach at UTEP.
In his final three seasons at Houston, Jones allowed just 18 pressures while playing 1,282 pass-blocking snaps during that span.
Selected by the Cardinals with their second pick of the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of LSU.
Three-time permanent team captain at LSU (2017-19), including LSU's National Championship team last season.
Played the best game of his college career at State Farm Stadium. In LSU's Fiesta Bowl win over UCF in January of 2019, he earned Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP honors after totaling five tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.
A two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Lawrence graduated from LSU with a degree in Sports Administration and had a grade point average over 3.0.
Selected by the Cardinals in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of California.
A consensus first-team All-American and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Weaver posted a school-record 182 tackles as a senior in 2019. Led the nation at the FBS level in total tackles and solo tackles last season.
Played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe and Chase Field in Phoenix (2018 Cheez-It Bowl) during his college career. Now with the Cardinals, he will add State Farm Stadium to that list.
Played in 49 of 50 possible games in four seasons at Cal, including 31 starts ... started the final 26 games of his college career ... posted career totals of 412 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two INTs (one returned for a TD), 13 passes defended, three forced fumbles and six QB hurries ... finished fourth on Cal's all-time list for career tackles ... a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and 2019 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ... had a career-long streak of 12 straight contests with double-digit tackles that included the final seven games of his junior season and first five contests of his senior campaign ... led or co-led Cal in tackles 24 times during his career, including 12 times as a senior, 11 occasions as a junior as well as once as a sophomore in 2017 ... one of only three FBS players since 2000 to have three career games of 20+ tackles ... the only Pac-12 player since 2000 with multiple career games of 20+ tackles.
Drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Arizona State. Selected in nearly the same spot as the last ASU player drafted by the Cardinals: S Pat Tillman (7th round, 226th overall) in 1998.
Broke the ASU single-season rushing record (1,642 yards in 2018) and single-game rushing record (312 yards vs. Oregon in 2018) during his time as a Sun Devil.
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