BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who moved into the starting lineup as a senior and finished the year with 35/9/2. Used at both defensive
tackle and defensive end at North Carolina State.
POSITIVES: Holmes is a relatively athletic prospect and a defensive lineman who could line up as a conventional tackle or be used as
a three-technique lineman. He does not have the body to be a starter in the NFL, yet he could be an effective backup in a
NEGATIVES: Undersized and controlled at the point by a single blocker. Moderately productive in college.
ANALYSIS: Explosive and hard-working lineman who makes plays in all directions of the field. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad
level, and rarely off his feet. Moves well laterally, nicely redirects to the action, and slides off blocks to make plays.
Hustles and works to get involved in the action.