Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes only started nine games for the Buckeyes in his four years. That’s understandable when you look at the talent he that surrounded him in Columbus. Nevertheless, Holmes is seen as a good NFL prospect.
In his four years at Ohio State, the Norfolk, Virginia native totaled 85 tackles with 15 for loss and five sacks. Holmes appeared in a total of 51 games for OSU. Since he wasn’t able to crack the lineup much until his senior season, the Buckeye should have plenty of room for growth.
At 6’5”, 283 pounds, Holmes projects as a 3-4 defensive end in the NFL. He may not possess the burst and natural speed to play the same role in a 4-3 defense. What Holmes does have is a frame suitable to pack on additional muscle to help him play with power on Sundays.
Holmes is a good NFL prospect, but he doesn’t fit in the Browns current defense. He’s likely to be a late day two pick by a team looking for a 3-4 end for their rotation. Holmes definitely has the talent and build to develop into a starting end.