- CProjectionRound 6
- Arm30 ⅜
Strong Points: Productive last season, amassing 1,018 yards rushing. Good RB size. Strong between-the-tackles runner -- gets low, breaks arm tackles and produces after contact. Willing pass blocker. Adequate run instincts. Nice burst.
Weak Points: Only one year of good production. Minimal receiving experience (only 7 receptions) and must work on pass routes. Positions poorly in pass protection. Lacks the niftiness to make defenders miss in the open field.
The Way We See It: Elijah, the son of former Heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was a rotational back for Georgia last season. Best as a between-the-tackles runner, Elijah has some quick-cutting and cutback ability, but he is not overly patient nor elusive in tight or in space. He has done little as a receiver, where he used namely on checkdowns. Though willing as a pass blocker, he struggles to position and use his hands. Overall, why Holyfield entered this draft is unclear. He has limitations and will probably be, at best, an NFL backup who can produce inside runs but little else on offense. He's a tough kid, though, and should do well on special teams.