Jevon Holland is growing each week and he is beginning to make an impact as a starter. There is little question that his play is going to provide the Dolphins a player that can become the answer at safety. On Sunday against the Texans, Holland was used as the only safety on the field and he played it well.
He is able to disguise his blitzes and recognize what opposing QBs are reading with the defense. In doing so, he is going to develop into a leader. Holland, mostly due to injury, has started six games this year including the last five and it doesn’t appear that he is going to give his job back. He and Eric Rowe are establishing the hierarchy of the defensive deep secondary and Holland is looking to be every bit the steal that so many believed he would be.
Holland is in his rookie season and it is about time that the Dolphins found a player that will make an early impact on the field in their rookie season. Holland is doing just that and he starting to turn heads in the national media. In the last 5 games he has played over 97% of the snaps twice and 100% of the snaps three times. He is a cornerstone building block on defense.