With the 140th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Miami Hurricanes linebacker Shaquille Quarterman.
Quarterman (6-foot-0, 234 lbs), became the first Hurricanes player to ever start all 52 games of his collegiate career without missing a single start. In 2019, Quarterman totaled a team-high 107 total tackles (51 solo) and 15.5 tackles for loss, earning First-Team All-Conference. He finished his 4-year career with 356 tackles, the 9th most in Hurricanes history.
Quarterman was a Second-Team All-Conference pick after starting all 13 games his sophomore year, recording 83 tackles (7 for loss), 2.5 sacks, and five pass breakups. As a junior, Shaq notched 82 tackles (14 for loss), six sacks, and one interception, earning First-Team All-Conference.
“Four-year starter and team leader with a physical demeanor and impressive level of production,” said NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein. “Quarterman is durable and dependable in the middle of the defense, but he lacks NFL range and has below-average short-area agility and quickness as open-field tackler. He’s a linear, downhill thumper, but struggles to stay ahead of climbing blocks when runs flow wide. His size and toughness give him a shot as a backup inside linebacker.”