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Position: Wide Receiver

School: Ohio State

Status: Junior

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190

40-Yard Dash: 4.45 (est)

Positives:


At 5'11 and 190 pounds, Holmes is not a possession receiver. He possesses excellent deep speed with very good hands. He won't drop a lot of balls, consistently catching away from his body. He can be a major player in the return game at the next level. Not afraid to go over the middle and can take the hit.
He has never missed a game due to injury and is very durable. Doesn't cause a lot of off the field problems and is willing to work on his game and listen to coaches. Has great body control when jumping.

Negatives:


Unfortunately for Holmes, he is not close to being complete. He is hurt by poor quarterbacking play but doesn't help by not running very crisp routes. Disappears at times, mostly in big games. He is somewhat careless about protecting the football and will put the ball on the ground at times. Has had only three 100-yard games in his career. Not a productive wideout. He won't win a lot of jump balls because of his size. Needs to work on his focus.

Overview:


2005 is a make or break season for Holmes. If things go right and he puts up some big games against tough competition, he could be a first-round pick. However, if he does not and decides to come out a year early, he could wind up being a career slot receiver. He needs a lot more work than can be seen with the naked eye. The talent is there, he just really needs to step up.

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