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Lendy Holmes
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-0, 206
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BIOGRAPHY: Former receiver who moved to the secondary as a sophomore, with starting action at both cornerback and safety. Senior totals included 89/5/4 when he led the team in interceptions and was second on the squad in tackles. Junior year numbers included 73/3/3 after 42/1/7 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Holmes is an underrated defensive back who has been a solid player at Oklahoma the past three seasons. He lacks great physical skills, yet he will be effective as a strong safety or in a zone system, and he should be a solid special teams player.

NEGATIVES: Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Lacks a great burst to the action.

ANALYSIS: Nice-sized defensive back best facing the action. Effectively diagnoses plays, takes good angles to the ball handler, and makes a lot of tackles. Relatively instinctive, effectively makes plays in space, and does a solid job on occasions when he covers the slot receiver. Works hard to defend passes, and displays a good head for the ball.


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