Jeff Holland completed his fourth day of Denver Broncos training camp, and then he sat down with the guys from 1st and 10 at 10 on Orange and Blue 760. As an undrafted free agent, Holland is looking to make an impact on the team right away.
The Broncos have a history of undrafted players making an impact. Look no further than Chris Harris Jr., and Todd Davis. You can even go all the way back to Rod Smith for historical perspective (feel free to name some of your other favorites in the comments). Holland has a chance to join that group of players that fight their way onto a team without the benefit of a draft position on their name.
Holland’s discussion with 1st and 10 showed his appreciation for the opportunity. It also showed his appreciation is going to drive him to get better. Perhaps the most poignant moment is when he discussed Von Miller, and his approach to the game.
“That guy there is a pro... in the film room he might go back two plays and, ‘hey coach can you rewind that, can you slow it down, can I watch my steps?’ He even coaches the young guys hard... he might say, ‘Jeff, hit him with the chop.’ Small things like that.”
It is clear that Jeff Holland is in the right place for his career. Learning from Von Miller, working with a defense of this caliber, can only serve to help him become an impact player in the NFL. He talked about the transition. The speed of the game is different, the talent level is different, and he knows it will be hard work. Luckily for him, it seems like he is up to the task, and has the right group around him in his first pro training camp.