PTGrizzly wrote: I'm sure he's (Tyrone Holmes) a great athlete, but comparing him to a faster Dane Fletcher or a Jared Allen type is just silly.
O.K., maybe comparing Holmes to a Jared Allen type is a stretch, Allen was 6'6", but I'm not, nor did I say anything about, their subsequent NFL careers; just forgo any of that association and go by what was stated: when Allen was
with Idaho State and when Dane Fletcher was
Dane Fletcher was a damn good player: in 2007 19 Tackles for loss, 51 Total Tackles, 3 Sacks. In 2009 67 Total Tackles, 7 Sacks along with two blocked kicks.
Granted, these are senior high school statistics but comparatively
Holmes, variously listed from anywhere from 6'3" 235 lbs to 6'4" 265 lbs, recorded 68 Total Tackles, 12 Tackles for loss, 10 Sacks, 1 Int. 2 caused fumbles, two fumbles recovered; somewhat comparatively the same as Dane Fletcher had in 2009 playing for the MSU Bobcats, if not better, statistically speaking. < http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.d ... /112010310
Fletcher was involved in hockey and baseball during his high school years, for all I know, besides football, granted. I don't know if he ever had any exposure to Track & Field events at 6'2" 244 lbs. But Holmes, an All-Conference DE as a Sophomore and Junior has the strength enough to compare to All-Time State of Montana Shot Put records for both Class "A" and Class "B." And he hasn't had his senior season yet in that sports endeavor yet... < http://athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athle ... AID=848269
wherein is recorded a best in the Shot Put (12 lb) as 56' 3.5" - Class "A" all-time record is 57' 2" while the Class "B" is 56' 10." This along with playing basketball, involved in the 4x100 Relay, with a 11.64 in the 100 m and a 24.34 in the 200 m and a Discus (1.6 kg) of 138' 7." Comparatively
speaking, I don't think it's silly whatsoever; with the speed and size and game prowess, yes, a "speedier" version of a Dane Fletcher, Which, I think, he already is, speed and size wise, when he was with MSU; football prowess development, as stated earlier, Holmes "could possibly develop, though, as I said previously, that it is really too early to tell" at present, but the comparatives are there, if one cares to consider all factors. But who really knows how all will play out in the next five years? But it does sound like he has potential.