Justin Hollins

Oregon
EDGE

Prospect Info

College
Oregon
Hometown
Class
Arlington, TX
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
248 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.31
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Denver
Broncos
Round 5 ‧ Pick 18
40 Yard Dash
4.5u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
25
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
119.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.06
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.4
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.94
Seconds
 

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Hollins took the long road from Arlington, Texas, to play in the Pacific Northwest. He got on the field in 14 games as a true freshman (10 tackles, one for loss) but redshirted the following year due to the team's depth. Coaches put him in the starting lineup at defensive end in 2016, where he made 51 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and three sacks in 12 games. He moved to linebacker as a junior, posting 59 stops, 11.5 behind the line, 3.5 sacks, and led the Ducks with three forced fumbles. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2018, stuffing the stat sheet with 64 tackles, a team-high 14.5 for loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception, seven pass breakups, and five forced fumbles (tied for second in the FBS).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6-Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Obum Gwacham
Overview
Three-year starter with athletic ability and length teams look for from edge talent. Hollins has shown consistent growth as a prospect and flashes every-down potential at times, but his lack of consistent aggression and force could be a limiting factor. He should find special teams reps early on, but his future might very well be defined by his team's ability to develop and unlock his capacity as a disruptive pass rusher.
Strengths
  • Plays with plus athleticism and movement skills in both tight quarters and open field
  • Possesses agility and looseness in both upper and lower body to be a slippery target
  • Plays with eyes beyond initial block and into backfield
  • Stick-and-move handwork allows him to punch and work around edge blockers
  • Accelerates with adequate close-out range to challenge runners headed for the corner
  • Can drop and and cover if asked to do so
  • Hunts for football as pass rusher and has penchant for strip sacks
  • Sudden inside move in pass rush could become dangerous weapon with more refinement
  • Quality upfield get-off as pass rusher
  • Unique "triple-jump" stride on third step upfield can propel him past kick-sliding tackles
Weaknesses
  • Needs more dog in his fight; doesn't always play with aggressive demeanor teams look for
  • Needs to confront and shed blockers at point of attack rather than riding on them
  • Play strength is below average
  • Has tendency to lose leverage when forced over top of blocker on backside squeeze versus run
  • Will need to improve hand skill to more consistently grease the edge on edge rush
  • Better upper-body turn at top of the rush arc could improve efficiency and tightness of path to quarterback
  • Tends to disappear during stretches of the game

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GRADE
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