NFL Draft: New York Jets open day three with RB Lamichal Perine

The New York Jets shored up their rushing game in the form of another Florida Gator, taking Lamical Perine with the first of six picks.

The New York Jets opened up the final stages of the 2020 NFL Draft proceedings by taking Florida running back Lamical Perine with the 120th overall pick.

Perine tallied 2,285 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns over four seasons in Gainesville. He put up 11 scores in his senior season alone, good for ninth in the SEC. His finest performance was his last as a Gator, coming in the 2019 Orange Bowl. Perine reached the end zones three times and tallied 181 yards of total offense as Florida rolled to a 36-28 win over Virginia.

Football runs through Perine’s bloodline. He is cousins with both Miami Dolphins running back Samaje Perine and Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack.

Perine is the first of six Jets picks scheduled for Saturday. Their next selections comes at No. 125.

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