Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cowboys add DeVonte Holloman in 6th round
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Unless the Cowboys make a trade back into the seventh round, they concluded their draft Saturday by taking South Carolina linebacker DeVonte Holloman with the 185th overall pick.
Holloman had 55 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions as a senior after spending his first three seasons at safety.
He is projected as a strong-side linebacker where he would compete with Justin Durant, Alex Albright and Ernie Sims. His time as a safety could help him as a special teams’ contributor as well as in covering tight ends.
Holloman had a DUI arrest in 2011, which is a sensitive subject surrounding the Cowboys with the incidents involving Josh Brent and Jay Ratliff in December and January.
It is the ninth straight year the Cowboys have drafted at least one linebacker.