Falcons take Holmes in the third
After trading back from the 84th overall pick, the Falcons take Southern Miss offensive tackle Lamar Holmes with the 91st overall pick. Holmes spent two years at Southern Miss after transferring from Itawamba Community College. As a junior, he started six games at left tackle. He started all 14 games on the left side as a senior, where he served as a team captain.
Holmes has the prototypical size and frame of an NFL left tackle, standing 6’5″ 323 pounds with 35-inch arms. He is widely considered a project on the outside, and likely the Falcons will look to groom him as a potential replacement and insuracy policy on the left side in case players like Sam Baker and Will Svitek don’t step up this season. Click here to read a scouting report of Holmes from SI.com.