Photo of Josh Holsey
Drafted By: Redskins
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

Holsey was a four-year starter in the SEC with experience at CB and S. He's got some medical history, but he has a shot at making the Redskins' roster as a backend depth DB. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'10" Height
  • 190LBS. Weight



Plays with intensity and desired competitive nature from snap to whistle. Produced solid pro day results with short area tests, his 40-yard dash time and his vertical leap. Plays with good feet in tight quarters and shows a smoothness in transitioning from route to route in zone coverage. Instinctive pattern reader who has a feel for where quarterback is going. Produced ten passes defensed and three interceptions this year against just 50 targets. Put together a strong game against Clemson's Mike Williams.


Has suffered through two ACL tears in 2013 and 2015. Too short to play outside. Lack of length could cause problems for him when matched up against slot receivers with size. Aggressive mindset opens him up to double moves. Short-strider with average initial burst after turning to sprint. Will take the brunt of force when trying to strike physical running backs.

Bottom Line

Holsey has a chip on his shoulder a mile wide after being snubbed from the combine and post season all-star games. He’s got the instincts and short area athleticism to compete for slot duties and should be comfortable in zone coverage. His senior year production and solid workout may foreshadow an NFL career if he can keep his knees healthy.
-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