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Speed kills. Trindon Holliday for the LSU Tigers had a terrific season doing kick returns last year. Holliday was a two-sport athlete for the Tigers and if you've watched him play any, you would have already guessed that his other sport was track & field.
Although, he didn't do a whole bunch on offense, his ability on special teams contributed quite significantly.
Multiple sources have Holliday slotted in the late rounds but he could end up being one of the better return men entering the draft this year. He is like a mini stick of dynamite considering that he stands under 5'6" tall and explodes nearly every time he touches the ball. He's extremely elusive and players of the opposition typically are watching him pass through their arms only to feel the wind passing them by.
Below, we'll take a look at some of Holliday's stats and highlights.
This video showcases just how explosive Holliday is in the return game. He can add some fire to special teams for the team that drafts him.
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Rushing||Receiving||Fumbles|
|9/26||@Mississippi State||W 30-26||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0|
|11/14||Louisiana Tech||W 24-16||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|11/21||@Mississippi||L 25-23||Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.|
|2009 Postseason Game Log||Rushing||Receiving||Fumbles|
|CAPITAL ONE BOWL||Penn State||L 19-17||4||10||2.5||11||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0|
SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:
Holliday is most likely too small to contribute in any other way than special teams. He ran a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash at the combine (as expected) and was also a top-performer in several other events. He lacks the ability and awareness to be an effective route runner as a wide receiver and he is a liability in pass blocking thus excluding him for the running back position. He is solely going to be a special teams guy which makes him only as valuable as a late round draft pick. Holliday did not do measurements at the combine but he is roughly 5'5" and 160 LBS.
Possibilities -- 6th Round: Picks 170-207, 7th Round: Picks 208-255. Possible UDFA.