Photo of Lamar Holmes
Drafted By: Falcons
  • Round 3
  • Pick 28
  • Overall 91

Combine Results

Grade
50.5 ?
  • 5.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.80 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "He is a huge tackle. He's active, he's tough and I think he'll bring a degree of tenacity to the Falcons' line that they need."

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35 1/4" Arm Length
  • 323LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Holmes is a massive offensive tackle from Southern Miss who carries his 320 pounds well and is a deceptive athlete. He continued to improve his technique throughout his career and looked like an NFL player in his senior year. He has good natural strength and could be selected in the later rounds.

Analysis

Strengths

Holmes has good natural strength and an anchor to stall bull rushers at the point of attack. He has an evenly proportioned body throughout his 6-foot-6 frame and looks the part of a starting NFL tackle. He doesn't have a lot of range in his pass set, but he generally gets good enough position to sustain his man. He can move his feet fairly well for his size and mirror with quicker rushers.

Weaknesses

Holmes has a bad habit of stopping his feet on contact, which works in pass protection but leaves him vulnerable when pulling or blocking against the run. His feet don't coincide with his hands when engaged on a block, and he will need to learn to eat up grass in the run game or he will get plays blown up at his expense at the next level.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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