Let’s give Justin Herbert some familiar faces in the building.
The Chargers could potentially be adding some of Justin Herbert’s former Oregon teammates to their roster if you take one of the team’s latest prospect meetings to heart.
At his recent pro day, Holland measured in a bit over 6’0 and 207 pounds before putting together a notable performance from top-to-bottom. He started off with a 4.46 in the 40 before jumping 35./5 inches in the vertical and 10’6” in the broad. His 4.14 in the short shuttle was very solid.
Jevon Holland is a FS prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.47 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 42 out of 767 FS from 1987 to 2021.
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 2, 2021
As a true freshman at Oregon in 2018, Holland picked off five passes with six pass breakups in 13 games with two starts. Those interceptions were good for 10th in the nation and the most by a Duck since 2014. As a sophomore, Holland intercepted another four passes, taking one back for a touchdown, to go with four other pass breakups in 14 starts. His efforts earned him a spot on the All-Pac 12 Second Team and a top-three finish for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Safety is a need, but it’s not as big as the need for either corner or tackle. The only current safeties on the roster are Derwin James, Nasir Adderley, and Alohi Gilman, so the addition of another versatile defender would create an incredibly fluid secondary group with numerous movable pieces. This move would only increase the effectiveness of disguising coverages pre-snap and causing increased frustration for opposing offenses.
Anyone have thoughts on Holland as a prospect? Yay or nay to him being selected on day two of the draft? Let me know.
Jevon Holland runs an impressive 4.45 unofficial 40 time at Oregon’s Pro Day per @TaylorBisciotti of NFL Network.
Expected to go as early as the first round, Holland has the versatility NFL teams covet in a defensive back, with good speed and size at 6-1 and 207 pounds. pic.twitter.com/laSc0LpFsQ
— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) April 2, 2021