NFL scouts and coaches gathered at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to watch former Buckeyes work out one last time before the upcoming NFL Draft. Some players were looking to improve on times they posted at the NFL Combine Feb. 22-28. Others passed up the drills in Indianapolis for a chance to show...[details]
Pros: Holmes was a fourth year junior. He has the speed and quickness to be dangerous every time he touches the ball. He has fine hands and will make the difficult catch regularly, showing the ability to adjust to errant passes. He can take the short hitch pass and break a big play. His excellent running skills after the catch will warrant an early selection. He is especially dangerous on shorter routes and is ideally suited for West Coast offenses. His release off the line of scrimmage is very good, and he eats up the corner's cushion fast. He has been used as a return specialist, combining both elusiveness and the good speed to challenge for playing time in those roles as a pro. Cons: He has had periods of inconsistency in catching the ball. His ability to go over the middle is an area that needs to improve. He needs work on his strength and hand use to better fight off the bump-and-run from physical cornerbacks. He needs some development in his route running and needs to recognize defenses quicker. Numbers: As a junior he caught 53 passes for 977 yards (18.4-yard average) and 11 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 55 passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns. He did not work out at the Combine. He scored 25 receiving TDs over his three seasons.
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