Gerod Holliman only participated in the bench press at the NFL Combine, where he got 17 reps. That ranked 6th among safeties. Nobody made more of a name for himself in such a short period of time for UofL than Gerod Holliman. In his only year of starting, Holliman tied the NCAA record for interceptions in a season with 14. Here are his measurements as well as his analysis from NFL.com.
Arm Length: 32″
Weight: 218 lbs
Hands: 9 1/2″
Analysis from NFL.com
Outstanding production and ball skills as a one-year starter. Totaled 17 passes defensed and 14 interceptions. Lights up when quarterbacks look his way. Smooth backpedal and fluid hips to mirror and match slot receivers. Instincts and angles to play the ball are at the top of the draft class.
One-year wonder. Discipline needed for the position goes missing. Can be moved around field by quarterbacks looking him off. Will lose inside-out leverage on plays headed to perimeter. Sits on play-action a shade too long. Shows lack of urgency in long pursuit. Atrocious tackler.
One-year starter at free safety, posting outrageous ball-production numbers. While Byrd is the NFL comparison from a ball-skills standpoint, Holliman doesn’t show Byrd’s fire or competitiveness. A feast or famine free safety whose lack of field discipline will be more heavily exploited in the NFL, Holliman’s ball skills and instincts will surely excite teams, even though his rumored lack of football character could sabotage the talent.
Grade from NFL.com
5.48 – NFL backup or special teams potential