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NFL Draft results: Giants pick UCLA CB Darnay Holmes in Round 4

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Giants add to young secondary with pick No. 110

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The New York Giants have selected UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes in Round 4 of the 2020 NFL Draft, 110th overall.

Holmes is 5-foot-10, 195 pounds.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic did not issue an incredibly encouraging scouting report in his 2020 Draft Guide:

While he put together some impressive highlights in college, Holmes lacks ideal height/length and has plenty of ugly reps on tape where he looks lost and out of control. The word “late” (late to react, late to drive, etc.) showed up too often in my notes and he is a better athlete than refined cornerback right now. Overall, Holmes checks several critical boxes with his athleticism, aggressiveness and ball skills, but his NFL ceiling is dependent on whether or not he can develop his play recognition and lower body technique, projecting as a high-upside gamble in the mid rounds.

ESPN says:

Holmes is undersized with short arms and good timed speed. He closes well breaking on passes in front of him, and he flashes good stopping power after the catch. He shows awareness in zone. Holmes is undersized for an outside corner, and he lacks ideal change-of-direction for a nickel. He doesn’t play as fast as timed top-end speed and he gets beat over the top.

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Giants draft picks

Round 1 (No. 4) — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Round 2 (No. 36) — Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Round 3 (No. 99) — Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Round 4 (No. 110) — Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Round 5 (No. 150)
Round 6 (No. 183)
Round 7 (No. 218)
Round 7 (No. 238)
Round 7 (No. 247)
Round 7 (No. 255)

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