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    Justin Hollins 'off to a good start' as he learns inside, outside linebacker position

    Justin Hollins 'off to a good start' as he learns inside, outside linebacker position
    Aric DiLalla: Lead writer
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 05:03 PM
    https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/j...ide-linebacker

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    At least as his Broncos career begins, though, fifth-round pick Justin Hollins will have more than one home. The Oregon product has rotated between inside and outside linebacker as the Broncos’ coaching staff figures out the best fit for the versatile rookie. “It’s a credit to the type of kid he is,” Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell said after Saturday’s practice. “You usually don’t do that with a young player. He had a really good background, similar background with the defense he played in college. [Outside Linebackers Coach] Brandon Staley came to us with the idea. He thought he could get it done. He’s done a great job getting him ready. It’s been some productive days to see him and just get an idea how he can possibly help our defense at a couple positions.”

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    “Certainly he can do both,” Donatell said. “There’s a possibility he can do both. But he might only do parts of each of those or maybe one full time and part of another.” Fangio said Friday that Hollins practiced at inside linebacker when the Broncos were in their nickel defense and moved to outside linebacker in their base package. Hollins’ 6-foot-5 frame makes him taller than most inside linebackers, but Donatell said height is just one way to measure if a player can be effective at inside ‘backer. Most tall players can have trouble bending, which Donatell said is an essential skill at a position that requires quick change of direction. Hollins, though, has the ability to bend. “He has the bend and he’s versatile and he picks things up so fast that we can take on that task with him,” Donatell said.

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    “I’m going to play anywhere they need me,” Hollins said on April 27 after being drafted. “I’m one of those guys who is just going to get in and play where ever I am needed, whether that is special teams, inside, outside — it doesn’t matter. I am here to compete. I am here to play as hard as I can and provide the team with some type of impact.”


    Full article here: https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/j...ide-linebacker

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    Quote Originally Posted by listopencil View Post
    Justin Hollins 'off to a good start' as he learns inside, outside linebacker position
    Aric DiLalla: Lead writer
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 05:03 PM
    https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/j...ide-linebacker

    -snip-

    At least as his Broncos career begins, though, fifth-round pick Justin Hollins will have more than one home. The Oregon product has rotated between inside and outside linebacker as the Broncos’ coaching staff figures out the best fit for the versatile rookie. “It’s a credit to the type of kid he is,” Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell said after Saturday’s practice. “You usually don’t do that with a young player. He had a really good background, similar background with the defense he played in college. [Outside Linebackers Coach] Brandon Staley came to us with the idea. He thought he could get it done. He’s done a great job getting him ready. It’s been some productive days to see him and just get an idea how he can possibly help our defense at a couple positions.”

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    “Certainly he can do both,” Donatell said. “There’s a possibility he can do both. But he might only do parts of each of those or maybe one full time and part of another.” Fangio said Friday that Hollins practiced at inside linebacker when the Broncos were in their nickel defense and moved to outside linebacker in their base package. Hollins’ 6-foot-5 frame makes him taller than most inside linebackers, but Donatell said height is just one way to measure if a player can be effective at inside ‘backer. Most tall players can have trouble bending, which Donatell said is an essential skill at a position that requires quick change of direction. Hollins, though, has the ability to bend. “He has the bend and he’s versatile and he picks things up so fast that we can take on that task with him,” Donatell said.

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    “I’m going to play anywhere they need me,” Hollins said on April 27 after being drafted. “I’m one of those guys who is just going to get in and play where ever I am needed, whether that is special teams, inside, outside — it doesn’t matter. I am here to compete. I am here to play as hard as I can and provide the team with some type of impact.”


    Full article here: https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/j...ide-linebacker

    I am really hoping ILB works for him. He was a good 5th round pick even if ILB isn't his ultimate position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WYBRONCO View Post
    I am really hoping ILB works for him. He was a good 5th round pick even if ILB isn't his ultimate position.
    Yeah. Same here. If they can make an impact ILB out of him then that would bandage over what I think is the weakest part of our Defense.

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    Justin Hollins' combine results:
    (Von Miller's combine results, for fun)

    Height: 6' 5" (6' 3")
    Weight: 248 lbs (246 lbs)
    Arms: 33 3/8” (33 1/2”)
    Hands: 10 3/8” (9 1/4”)

    40 Yard Dash: 4.5u (4.53)
    Bench Press: 25 (21)
    Vertical Jump: 36.5” (37”)
    Broad Jump: 119.0” (126.0”)
    3 Cone Drill: 7.06 (6.70)
    20 Yd Shuttle: 4.4 (4.06)
    60 Yd Shuttle: 11.94 (11.15)

    Hollins: https://www.nfl.com/prospects/justin...d-8ad408d91442
    Miller: http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/...ler?id=2495202

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozzerpete View Post
    Justin Hollins' combine results:
    (Von Miller's combine results, for fun)

    Height: 6' 5" (6' 3")
    Weight: 248 lbs (246 lbs)
    Arms: 33 3/8” (33 1/2”)
    Hands: 10 3/8” (9 1/4”)

    40 Yard Dash: 4.5u (4.53)
    Bench Press: 25 (21)
    Vertical Jump: 36.5” (37”)
    Broad Jump: 119.0” (126.0”)
    3 Cone Drill: 7.06 (6.70)
    20 Yd Shuttle: 4.4 (4.06)
    60 Yd Shuttle: 11.94 (11.15)

    Hollins: https://www.nfl.com/prospects/justin...d-8ad408d91442
    Miller: http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/...ler?id=2495202
    I compared hin with Urlacher who was 1 inch shorter but 10lbs heavier. A little slower.

    If he can play a role like Brian with the Bears, we may be laughing. When the press brought up that guys with this height end up with targeted knees, this comparison seemed perfect. If Hollins plays the middle, he better brace up.

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    Brian Urlacher 2000 Combine numbers:

    6037, 258
    4.57 40-yd dash
    1.63 10-yd split
    34" vertical
    10'02" broad jump
    4.18 short shuttle
    6.94 3-cone
    27 reps on the bench

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    I love the good reports about our young players this time of year.

    We have a lot of young guys to have faith in that have really good non-football related stories.

    Really miss the Rocky Mountain News reporting this time of year.
    Win lose or tie Bronco fan til I die

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