Photo of Lendy Holmes
Grade
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  • 4.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.29 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 206LBS. Weight

Overview

Holmes came to Oklahoma as a wide receiver and moved to cornerback before settling in at free safety. Has the size and athleticism NFL scouts are looking for in a developmental prospect. While his defensive backfield mate, Nic Harris, often earned more attention, Holmes' development drew interest from scouts and he has the size and versatility to earn a higher grade than Harris in April.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good height and has the frame to add additional mass without a significant loss in quickness. ... Aggressive defender that comes up quickly in run support. ... Versatile defender with experience playing throughout the secondary. ... At least adequate straight-line speed. ... Long arms. ... Physical in his jam at the line of scrimmage and when fighting through blocks. ... Reliable open field tackler. ... Breaks down well in space and has improved as a hitter. ... Experienced blitzer who can close. ... Natural hands for the interception. ... Considered an ascending player. Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." ... May lack the hip flexibility to turn and run with receivers and lacks the bulk teams prefer at safety. ... Has been protected by Oklahoma's aggressive scheme and may struggle in a more traditional NFL defense. ... Was suspended for the 2008 Fiesta Bowl due to academics.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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