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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Draft Rewind 2006 - Santonio Holmes - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about SANTONIO HOLMES: Ohio State, 5105 188 4.36. Two-year starter. Standout wide receiver that has run-after-catch and return skills. Shorter than ideal for a featured receiver. He makes up for lack of height with speed and athletic ability. Reminds us of Terry Glenn. Has speed. Good leaper, goes up after the ball. Catches the ball in his hands. Will use body on dig routes across middle to protect the ball. Will reach and extend for ball outside his frame. Does a good job of driving off defender and coming back to the ball. Generally runs good sharp routes. Competitive receiver. Will layout for catch. Can catch the ball over his head. Changes speeds to elude tackles. Has the speed to run away from defenders and stretch zone coverage. No hold up on the line of scrimmage. Has the awareness and vision to find the voids in zone coverage. Shows the speed to run all verticals and post routes, yet is quick enough to snap off slants and hitches. Will cross the middle and catch balls. Will catch a ball in a crowd. Explodes out of his breaks and creates space. Sees ball and can adjust to a ball in flight. Good body control. Good timing. Can make the tough catch. Athletic and elusive after catch. Slips tacklers. Good concentration and focus on ball in air. Can play X and Z receiver positions. Stays on feet to mirror and slide as a blocker. Occupies defender. Shorter than ideal. Needs more functional upper and lower body strength. Weighed 179 on his workout day, nine pounds lighter than at the Combine. First round. (A-30 1/2, H-8 7/8, SS-4.26, VJ-38). (originally drafted by Pittsburgh)