Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jalyn Holmes

Defensive end
School: Ohio State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5 / 283 | 40: 4.83 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.94
Projected Round
2-3
Bio: 
First-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and made 29 tackles (three for loss) with two sacks in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Recorded 33 tackles (8.5 for loss) and two sacks as a junior. Combined to make 22 tackles (2.5 for loss) and one sack during his first two seasons with the Buckeyes.
Pos: 
Nice-sized defensive lineman who flashes ability. Athletic, quick and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Forceful prospect who keeps his feet moving and his hands active. Plays with proper pad level and displays good change of direction and the ability to pursue the action outside the box. Technically sound, flashes power and makes plays in space.
Neg: 
Lacks a closing burst. Not a great pass rusher. Easily controlled by blocks at times. Had a very disappointing Senior Bowl.
Analysis: 
Holmes flashed ability the past two seasons and occasionally showed himself to be a dominant lineman but also had a lot of inconsistent moments. He needs to get stronger and add bulk to his frame but comes with upside potential.