Jevon Holland has the makings to be Miami Dolphins best safety since Reshad Jones
The Miami Dolphins traded up to selected Oregon safety Jevon Holland in the second round of the draft. There were rumors that the team was interested in taking University of North Carolina running back Javonte Williams when they moved up, but the Denver Broncos took the back with the 35th pick.
However, the selection of Holland worked perfectly in the Dolphins defense and made the team much more flexible in the packages they were able to deploy. He played a major role in the teams seven-game win streak and was voted to the All-PFF rookie first team alongside Waddle after posting a grade of 81.1, tied for fifth most of all rookies.
On the season, Holland recorded 69 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 10 pass deflections, and 2 forced fumbles with 3 recoveries while playing in 16 games with 13 starts. He was able to make a big impact as it seemed he was every where on the field, essentially playing the role that the team envisioned for Minkah Fitzpatrick.
While it seems clear the Holland actually likes playing in Miami for the Dolphins, his biggest game was against the Baltimore Ravens. It was clear that Holland had the job of containing Lamar Jackson and he did just about everything for the team in their upset win.
Holland played every single defensive snap plus 50% of the special teams snaps in that game, however he played in multiple different positions producing 5 tackles and a quarterback hit. In all, Holland played in over 80% of snaps in every game starting week 5.
Alongside second year safety Brandon Jones, the Dolphins have an exciting safety tandem to look forward to and a decision to make with Eric Rowe.