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NFL Pre-Draft Interview: Jake Holland

By on March 10th, 2014 in Member Post 8 Comments »

Howdy All:

Well, before we know it spring training will be upon us and off to the races we go again heading into another season of college football. I believe we’ll be very talented this fall and deeper depth- wise. I know for sure that being in the second year in both offensive and defensive systems is going to help us. That, plus a returning QB for the 1st time in several years and great depth along the defensive front – which are the two areas you must have good play from to win in this league consistently. I am also enjoying following our baseball team at the moment and look forward to seeing how they progress in Coach Golloway’s first season at the helm. 

Jake recently did an interview with Joseph Lisi (formerly with ESPN/ABC) and Corey Allen (former UGA Bulldog) for their website, GoForThe2.com. Before you check it out if you feel so inclined, be mindful that we are under no false illusion as to his draft status. He won’t get drafted and we know that. However, he is working earnestly to try and earn a shot in camp as a free agent. Jake is and has been a bit of long shot but he recently helped himself with a very good performance in The College All-Star Bowl where led the American team in tackles and a very solid pro day with consistent numbers across the board. His pro day results compared nicely to the those posted by all the ILB’s at the NFL Combine. His 4.70 – 40 would’ve tied him for 3rd fastest among ILB’s. 

Here’s the link to the interview. We did not know these guys nor have any influence on how they represented the information. I thought they did a nice job on the blog radio interview:

http://goforthe2.com/articles/interview-with-2014-nfl-draft-prospect-jake-holland-lb-auburn-tigers

War Eagle!

Jeff

8 Comments

  1. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Wishing Jake (and all of our Tigers) the very best in his future endeavors……

  2. AUglenn says:

    Blake has been one of my favorite players since he came to Auburn. I hope he lands with an NFL team and i get to keep following his career. Good luck Jake!

    • Jeff Holland Jeff Holland says:

      Thanks, Glenn. Maybe he will get a shot.

  3. domaucan1 domaucan1 says:

    Jake’s spirit and work showed everyone that he is truly an Auburn Tiger. We wish him the very best in all his endeavors. And, as I always say:

    IT’S GREAT TO BE AN AUBURN TIGER !!!

    WAR EAGLE !!!

    GO BIG BLUE !!!

    • Jeff Holland Jeff Holland says:

      Thanks for the nice words!

      War Eagle!

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..You just never know who’s going to have a career in the NFL, and who won’t. A few years ago, I thought Jerraud Powers was too short to be an Auburn corner, but he’s been making a living at it in the NFL for 7 years. And who can forget the story of Harold Morrow, a couple of decades ago?

    ……Morrow spent 4 years at Auburn as a backup fullback, and a 5th season basically as the shotgun-formation protection back. He was too little to be an NFL fullback, and not nearly fast enough to tote the rock in the league, or so conventional wisdom went.

    ……Morrow went the free-agent, tryout route, and managed a ten-year career in the NFL. He was a special teams standout with the Vikings, and later the Ravens.

    • Jeff Holland Jeff Holland says:

      Acid, you really do never know. Right now, the objective is to hopefully get into camp somewhere – somewhere with at least reasonable shot of making a roster. The likelihood for all rookie free agents is getting cut but hey, until you get there you just never know…