BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who started the past two years. Senior-year totals included 37/5.5/2 after 36/5/4 the previous year when he was an All-Conference selection.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive prospect who.s shown little progress on the field. Displays good movement skills, quickly changes direction, and makes plays down the line. Gets leverage on opponents, keeps his feet driving up the field, and shows a closing burst. Rarely off his feet and flashes a nasty streak.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk, controlled at the point, and easily blocked from his angle of attack. Slow locating the ball and lacks instincts. Must improve his hand technique.
ANALYSIS: Holmes was a junior-college All-American with the reputation for making a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. After showing flashes as a junior at Arizona, he turned in an uninspired campaign last year. He possesses the skills to be a productive pass-rusher in a conventional system at the next level, yet he must improve his effort and intensity to reach his full potential.