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Jevon Holland NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Miami Dolphins Safety

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IApril 30, 2021

Oregon safety Jevon Holland, center, intercepts a pass in front of Stanford wide receiver Osiris St. Brown, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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HEIGHT:
 6' "

WEIGHT: 207

   

POSITIVES:

—Does a good job coming downhill in the run game. Flows well to the ball.

—Shows physicality vs. blockers, strength to control and disengage from blocks.

—Has smooth and comfortable backpedal. Displays quick breaks coming forward.

—Centerfield player who is able to read the ball in the air and play sidelines.

—Ball skills to attack the ball in the air.

—Punt returner, natural catcher.

—Good straight-line speed with first-step quickness.

—Vision to see running lanes.

   

NEGATIVES:

—Not an imposing tackler; can have missed tackles on bigger backs

—Play speeds vary on defense. He does not play with the same explosiveness as when a returner.

—Has some hip tightness in man coverage.

   

2019 STATISTICS:

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66 tackles, 4 INT, 1 TD, 4 PBU

Punt Returner: 16 Ret, Avg. 15.3 yard

   

NOTES:

Opted out of 2020 Season

   

OVERALL

Holland is a unique player who plays with the versatility of possessing cover skills, deep center field skills, and the ability to support the run; with extra added worth as a special teamer. He has shown an ability to pick up hidden yards with his speed and vision as a ball carrier. He can play deep safety with the instincts and speed to play sideline to sideline but also has the skillset to play in nickel.

Holland has also shown great hands and ball skills, attacking the ball in the air. In the run game he does well, holding up in the box and on the edge; reacting quickly to what he sees, he does a good job shooting the legs of ball-carriers. Tacking can be inconsistent at times but having great overall production, tallying over 100 tackles in 2 seasons.

    

GRADE: 7.8/10 (Future Role Player/Spot Starter—Round 2)

OVERALL RANK: 45/300

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PRO COMPARISON: Eric Berry

    

Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings