Redskins seventh-rounder CB Joshua Holsey impresses at rookie camp

Analyst John Breitenbach takes a look at the performance of former Auburn cornerback Joshua Holsey in rookie camp.

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Redskins seventh-rounder CB Joshua Holsey impresses at rookie camp

Seventh-round cornerback Joshua Holsey impressed at the Redskins camp this Saturday, prompting Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden to comment that it “doesn’t look like he was hurt at all… I think he’s going to be a great candidate for this football team.”

  • Holsey is a fierce competitor, seeking out an individual matchup with WR Mike Williams in Auburn’s 2016 opening day game against Clemson. In his first game back from his second ACL surgery, DeShaun Watson targeted Holsey four times, completing just one pass for 5 yards, with an interception.
  • Holsey gave up a completion percentage of just 48.1 on throws into his coverage last season, ranking fourth-best among draft-eligible SEC cornerbacks.
  • He recorded a QB rating against of just 49.3 on throws into his primary coverage, ranking 17th-best among all cornerbacks last season and third among draft-eligible SEC cornerbacks. He only missed one tackle over 32 total attempts this past season, ranking him third in the nation in tackling efficiency. Holsey’s secure style would help a Washington Redskins secondary that combined to miss 61 tackles last season.
  • Holsey was especially effective at defending “go” routes, allowing just two receptions on 20 total attempts, accumulating one interception, and recording a QB rating against of 18.8.

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