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Rapid Reaction: DeVonte Holloman

4/29/2013
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Pick: South Carolina outside linebacker DeVonte Holloman, 185 overall

Pros: Does a nice job against the run and displays power when he tackles. Has the ability to play some safety and he can cover tight ends in a pinch.

Cons: Could be stronger and use his hands better when taking on blockers.

Cowboy fit: Currently the Cowboys have Justin Durant as the other starting outside linebacker in their new 4-3 scheme. However, Durant isn't the future at the position and this is where, maybe, Holloman can assert himself. Holloman will have to make the team on special teams but if he can impress the coaches in training camp and in some preseason games, he could move into a role where he gets a few snaps on game days.

Could have had: DE Cornelius Washington, Georgia; ILB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina; DE Mike Catapano, Princeton, T Roger Gaines, TCU.