Biography: Former safety who moved to linebacker as a sophomore and started the next two seasons. Led Purdue in tackles as a senior, posting 94 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks, one interception and eight pass breakups. Junior totals included 73/7.5/1.5. Totaled 81 tackles as a sophomore.
Positives: Athletic, quick linebacker who makes plays in every direction of the field. Breaks down well, displays good awareness and instinctive. Remains disciplined with assignments, shows skill in space and is effective in coverage. Possesses a quick burst to the action, turns it on in a single step and moves well in every direction. Breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negatives: Shows stiffness in his game. Not a physical linebacker.
Analysis: Holland possesses the athleticism and cover skills necessary to get consideration as a weak side linebacker in a conventional defense at the next level.
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