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2020 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Brandy Holmes, WR, Morningside College

Brandy Holmes the playmaking WR from Morningside College is a great player. Check out Kelvin Jasper’s breakdown of the Morningside wide out.

By: Kelvin Jasper

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  • Name: Brandy Holmes
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 210
  • Position: WR
  • Draft​​​ Class: 2020
  • College: Morningside college
  • Hometown:​ ​Miami,FL

Overview: He is a reliable, sure-handed receiver who has average speed but creates catch opportunities for himself by varying route speed and running highly focused routes. His lack of vertical push will have cornerbacks looking to smother him before he can get out of the gates. Also can round routes from time to time but his ball skills and ability to handle contested catches.PositivesGreat Release, Good blocker, Finishes plays, Body control, Fights for years, Gets up the field, Reliable pair of hands, and Quick feet.NegativesQuicker than fast, Lacks speed to threaten over the top of squatting defenders, Lacking in explosive athletic traits, Need to sharpen cuts in routerunning, Limited film.

Projection: Slot Receiver how can line up on the outside if needed. Scheme Fit: Slot Receiver

Summary: Holmes will not wow you with his film but he is a very smart and gritty player who does the dirty work and won’t complain about it, and it shows up on his tape. From holding his block on the outside corner, running down the field to pick up blocks for teammates he does all of that and then some. He has a reliable pair of hands and also body control that helps him make contested catches. A great release that helps keep from getting jammed on the line, makes him a reliable 3rd down target. Holmes might not have the highest ceiling due to his lack of elite athletic traits, but has everything you look for that doesn’t show up on film. Good route runner but does need to fine-tune it a little bit to really take advantage of his quickness.

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