Photo of Tyrone Holmes
Drafted By: Jaguars
  • Round 6
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 181
5.18 ?

Draft Analysis:

The Jaguars continue to load up their defense with athletes who can pressure the QB. Holmes is no exception as a Height/Weight/Speed edge specialist who led the FCS with 18 sacks last year. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 250LBS. Weight



Well defined and looks the part in the uniform. Rushes from up and down stances. Plays from a track stance on passing downs and has twitch upfield out of his stance. Able to get decent hip flip around the edge once he gains advantage. Has some bend and dip to his edge game. Tightens his rush track to quarterback when he gains early advantage on the tackle off the snap. Initial quickness and lateral agility give him blitz and twist potential. Has sneaking inside jump step as rusher.


Plays too tall at the point of attack and needs more bend to create leverage and power at the point. Would benefit from an authoritative punch. Rushes with a long stride. Struggled with power in one on one drills at the Shrine Game practices. Marginal play strength prevents him from playing through redirect blocks. When initial rush gets thwarted, relies on effort over counter moves. Edge-­setting strength is in question.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"There are some snaps on tape that make me think he can make a roster and maybe become a player. You never really know about those small school guys until you get them in and see how they do against better competition." -- AFC West scout

NFL Comparison

Travis Long

Bottom Line

Holmes has caught the eyes of the scouting community with his athletic build and high­-end rush production this season. While his pass rush lacks creativity and nuance, he does have an intriguing get-off and shows the ability to turn the corner against the competition he faced. Holmes had some moments at the Shrine Game practices, but is still a project who may end up stashed on a practice squad early in his career.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster