Edge rusher has been one of the more premier positions for the Denver Broncos in the last few seasons. Jeff Holland is looking to join that group.
With training camp beginning next week, we will be looking at some of the unknown players as they enter this NFL season looking to make a roster. Our first entry of the 2018 season is undrafted free agent Jeff Holland.
Holland played three seasons at Auburn University. His final season saw him lead the team with ten sacks. He also recorded 45 tackles that season. Surprisingly, he went the entire 2018 NFL Draft without hearing his name called.
According to Lance Zierlein, he was projected to be selected in the middle rounds. He has the physical traits to become a solid player. But issues about his physique might have been what turned the teams away from him for the entire draft.
The Denver Broncos took a chance and signed him to an undrafted free agent deal. It does seem like it was a good choice. A lot of buzz around Broncos Country indicates that he could become the next undrafted free agent to join the team.
With the injury to Shane Ray, a spot at the edge rusher position is briefly open. It is unclear who will join Von Miller, Shaquil Barrett, and Bradley Chubb on the final roster. I believe out of all the other options at the position, Holland has the best chance.
He has looked good without pads during the offseason activities. But will he be able to utilize his skill set with football pads? If he listens to his coaches and any advice that the team might give him, there is a lot of potential he can tap into.
Football pads will tell us more. As long as he can impress, I see him making the final 53-man roster for the Denver Broncos.