According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos will hold a pre-draft visit/workout with former Oregon linebacker, Justin Hollins.
The Broncos will host Oregon OLB Justin Hollins on a predraft visit, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 26, 2019
Hollins is a 6’5”, 248lb pass rusher with 30 3/8” arms and ran a 40-time of 4.5 at the NFL Scouting Combine.
He was at Oregon for a total of five seasons and turned into one of their top defensive players during that span. During his five-year career at Oregon, Hollins totaled 184 tackles, 36 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, 2 interceptions, 18 pass deflections, and 7 forced fumbles. This past year for the Oregon Ducks defense, Hollins totaled 64 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, 1 interception, 6 pass deflections, and 5 forced fumbles.
The Draft Network has Hollins ranked as their 15th best outside linebacker/edge rusher prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft and has him ranked as their 122nd best overall prospect in the draft.
Here is what NFL.com’s draft analyst Lance Zierlein has to say about Hollins in his scouting report about the former Oregon pass rusher.
Three-year starter with athletic ability and length teams look for from edge talent. Hollins has shown consistent growth as a prospect and flashes every-down potential at times, but his lack of consistent aggression and force could be a limiting factor. He should find special teams reps early on, but his future might very well be defined by his team’s ability to develop and unlock his capacity as a disruptive pass rusher.
The Broncos have a need at pass rusher behind Von MIller and Bradley Chubb. Shaquil Barrett left via free agency and Shane Ray isn’t coming back either. Hollins is a mid-round selection who has the athletic ability and potential to become a disruptive pass rusher under the right coaching staff. The Broncos have that coaching and defensive scheme in my opinion who can get the best out of prospects like Hollins.
I expect a pass rusher to be added at some-point during the 2019 NFL Draft and Hollins is certainly and option for them on day two or the early portions of day three of the draft.