BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after leading the team in tackles with 107/4.5/1. Junior numbers
included a career-high 125 tackles. Totaled 114 tackles as a sophomore and 91 tackles as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Holtzclaw has been a productive tackler the past four years, as well as a great leader on the Eastern Michigan defense. He
possesses poor measurables for the next level, yet he could find a home as a back-up inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment,
which will capitalize on his skills in run defense.
NEGATIVES: Gets marginal depth on pass drops, not fluid moving in reverse, and lacks overall range as well as speed to the sidelines.
Smothered by blocks at the point and gets caught up in the trash.
ANALYSIS: Tough, run-defending, two-down linebacker. Breaks down well, plays with good pad level and effectively uses his hands to get
off blocks. Resilient, shows a burst to the action and good instincts. Immediately diagnoses plays and hustles to make the
tackle. Shows a good sense of what's happening on the field, and works to mix it up.