Best players that could be available with 66th pick at Redskins positions of need
CB Darnay Holmes, UCLA
The cornerback value at 66 doesn’t figure to be too great. The team would probably be better served looking at this position in the fourth round, as some of the top talents that may be on the board here would probably be slight reaches unless someone like Kristian Fulton or Trevon Diggs falls much further than anticipated.
But if the Redskins are dead-set on adding cornerback help here, Holmes could be an option. The UCLA product had a strong senior season that helped improve his draft stock. And for the next level, he could be a versatile Swiss Army knife in the secondary.
Holmes logged 33 tackles, two picks, and six pass defenses last season for Chip Kelly‘s UCLA squad. He covered well and did what he could to slow down some of the Pac-12’s best receivers.
Holmes had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and should have a chance to play inside, outside, or even at safety. That may make him a nice target for the Redskins if they think that pairing him with Kendall Fuller could give the squad a lot of options as to how to rotate pieces around their secondary.
While Holmes may not be the best value here, he surely deserves consideration if the Redskins decide to continue to build up their defense. Bryce Hall from Virginia could be an option here as an outside corner, too, but they may be able to get him in the fourth round if they’re patient.