Biography: Three-year starter experienced at both cornerback and safety while also offering impact as a return specialist. Senior totals included 64/1/5 and an average of 10.3 yards on 20 punt returns. Junior totals included 77/3/1.
Positives: "Hard-working defender who plays with an aggressive attitude. Instinctive, keeps his head on a swivel, and remains disciplined with assignments. Plays heads-up football with great effort. Breaks down well, displays a burst to the action, and gives effort in every aspect of the game. Sacrifices his body to make the tackle and sells out on the blitz. Solid sideline-to-sideline range."
Negatives: "Undersized, physically beaten by opponents, and not a strong tackler. Lack of height limits him in coverage."
Analysis: Holmes has been very productive at Syracuse yet possesses poor size for the next level. He has the mentality and skills to catch on as a ninth defensive back if he continues solid play on special teams.
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