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Florida adds pass rush specialist grad-transfer defensive end

January 9, 2019
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Defensive end Jonathan Greenard announced via Twitter this evening that he will transfer to Florida from Louisville.

The 6-foot-4, 263-pounder was considered the Cardinals top pass-rusher - with a combined 9 ½ sacks in his freshman and sophomore years - entering 2018, but he missed the entire season after suffering a wrist injury in the season opening loss to Alabama. 

Greenard was recruited out of Hiram, Georgia by then Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham in the Class of 2015.

In his one year under Grantham he recorded 2 ½ sacks as a redshirt freshman. Then in 2017 he had a breakout redshirt sophomore season which saw him record 7 sacks and 15 ½ tackles for loss.

The potential impact on Florida is enormous.

Obviously if Greenard’s wrist injury is fully healed he will be the odds-on favorite to step in and replace Jachai Polite after he departed early for the NFL.

His addition will further bolster a postilion group that will also lose CeCe Jefferson, but returns Jeremiah Moon.

Florida also has former five-star Antonneous Clayton vying for time at defensive end this spring after redshirting this past season. 

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Florida adds pass rush specialist grad-transfer defensive end

dtaylo56
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Great pick up if it happens. Mullen has done a good job of plugging holes with transfers. That should help bbn offset a less than stellar 2019 recruiting class. And if the 2020 class is as good as it looks it will be--lookout.
KassidyHill
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This is also huge if/when Polite heads to the NFL this offseason.
Dan the Man
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We need for Clayton to get straightened out and live up to his ranking. Him, Moon and this guy would be a quarterback's worse nightmare.
EricN
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Think this is a big pickup..think people miss how big it was by picking up Shuler last year.
Greenard could be a stellar pickup if Zuniga joins Pollite to NFL
Pheller71
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Shuler was a huge get. Let's hope this guy is as well. Games are won and lost in the trenches
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