Washington Redskins: 5 prospects to draft after Senior Bowl week
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – EDGE Jalyn Holmes – Ohio State
Jalyn Holmes isn’t the flashiest prospect, and he didn’t produce at a high level in college. But the Washington Redskins will need to grab edge rusher depth in the middle rounds this year, and Holmes would serve that purpose to perfection.
Holmes had a decent week. During practices, he didn’t do anything that caught scouts’ attention, but in the game, he made an impact, logging a pass deflection and using a devastating spin move to take down Kurt Benkert for a sack in the first half. He’s not the only edge rusher that made an impact earlier, but his draft projection, combined with his potential, makes him an enticing prospect for the Washington Redskins. Here’s what I had to say about him in another draft article:
"[Holmes started seven games in his senior year.] With talented edge rushers Sam Hubbard and Nick Bosa on the roster, Holmes still managed to crack the lineup, and he made some plays as well. Holmes, 6-foot-5, 270, finished his college career with 5.0 sacks (2.0 in his final year), 15.0 tackles for loss, 85 total tackles, and three forced fumbles."
After a fairly solid week in Mobile, culminating with an impressive showing in the Senior Bowl game, Holmes’ stock is slowly rising. He’s athletic, stocky, and fluid all at the same time, and come draft day, he could be a good get for Bruce Allen and Co.