Khaled Holmes Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for USC C

April 10, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Khaled Holmes entered the 2012 season as one of the top centers in college football, but injuries slowed him down throughout his senior year. Due to his athleticism and experience as a three-year starter, he's still among the top centers in this year's class. Some teams may consider him as a guard. 
Holmes' athleticism is his best asset. While he isn't in an elite category, he has more than enough athleticism to play center or guard in a zone-blocking scheme. 
With more and more teams running zone-blocking schemes and read-option offenses, an athlete like Holmes may be more valued now than ever. 
Strength, especially in his lower body, is a concern for Holmes. He struggled to hold his ground against more physical interior lineman and may need to add some weight in order to do so in the NFL.
Despite a less-than-impressive 5.29 time in the 40 at his pro day, Holmes is a decent...

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