2017 NFL Draft

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Curtis Holcomb

| | College: Florida A&M
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Positives: Cover corner with good ball skills, will make quarterbacks pay when staring down his receiver on short throws by making the pick. Sticks with nose in against the run, whether on the edge or even in the hole when uncovered outside. Good hips for press-bail, strong off-coverage presence who will close quickly on balls thrown into his area. Quick feet to adjust to routes when receiver is in front of him.

Negatives: Shorter than scouts prefer at the position, best chance to succeed when plays are in front of him. Lacks great functional strength, receivers can dominate him in the run game, though he does give effort to hustle to the play. Fails to recognize routes, lacks recovery speed on double-moves or the length to get back into plays if he's a step behind. Probably has a nickel-back ceiling at the next level due to size.

--Chad Reuter

2009 Season

Holcomb started in all 11 games at corner for the Rattlers as he tallied 35 tackles (21 solos, 14 asst), 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards, two interceptions including one returned for 76 yards and three pass breakups. He recorded as season high seven tackles (5 solos, 2 asst) against South Carolina State (10-17-09) and recorded two pass break ups against Tennessee State (9-26-09).

2008 Season

Holcomb is noted as shutdown corner for the Rattlers. He finished the season with 40 tackles (27 solo, 13 asst), half a tackle for a loss of five yards, one fumble return for 16 yards for a TD, 13 pass breakups and five interceptions returns for 91 yards, earning second team all-conference honors. Holcomb finished the season ranked No.1 in interceptions with five, tied with his teammate Qier Hall and led the conference in pass breakups. He tallied a season high six tackles (4 solo, 2 asst) against Norfolk State (10-25-08) and against Hampton University (11-15-08). He also recorded five tackles( 10-4-08) against South Carolina State.

2007 Season

Holcomb saw action in all 11 of the Rattlers games tallying 45 (27 solo, 18 asst), four tackles for a loss of 19 yards, two interceptions return for 12 yards, one forced fumble and five pass breakups. He recorded a season high eight tackles (4 solos, 4 asst) against Tennessee State (9-29-07), six tackles (4 solos, 2 asst) against Norfolk State (10-18-07) and six tackles (3 solos, 3 asst) against North Carolina A&T (11-3-07).

High School

Holcomb lettered in both football and track at Miami Southridge High School in Miami, Fla. His senior season, Holcomb garnered 45 tackles, three tackles for a loss, three interceptions, six blocked field goals and punts, along with five pass breakups, earning All-Dade County honors and was selected to play in the Miami North and South Miami All-Star Team. Also, he earned All-Dade County honors in track his senior year.

In his junior season, Holcomb was selected to the Miami-Dade County preseason top junior defensive back. He finished the season with 25 tackles two fumble recovers, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Holcomb recalls his best high school performance was when he recorded six tackles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one interception in a game.


Curtis Eugene Holcomb was born on September 3, 1988 to Beatrice Rush and Wendell Stokes in Miami, Fla. He has seven siblings, Shada (20), Wendell (18), Michael (16), Casena (13), Brandon (13), Natari (12), Shakeyla (3). He is also a member of the Hope Ministries Church. Holcomb is currently majoring in accounting and enjoys playing video games in his spare time.


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