I still remember the moment I watched a Josh Holsey play and said: "that kid is going to be something special." It was early in the 2012 LSU game when he had a terrific pass breakup on a deep ball. Little did I know the ups-and-downs his career would go through from there.
Holsey was a stand-out early in 2013 in Auburn's secondary before suffering a knee injury in practice just prior to that year's Texas A&M game. He came back from that in 2014 and had a pretty decent year. Then, in 2015, he suffered yet another knee injury early in Game 2 against Jacksonville State. He came back from that and had a pretty good year in 2016.
With his knee injury history, there were questions about his health. He wasn't invited to the Combine. I don't think anyone really expected him to be called in this year's NFL Draft. It surely wasn't due to his ability. Holsey had some game-saving interceptions for the Tigers this year and has been a great DB when healthy.
So, it is with great pleasure that we get to say he was chosen today in the 7th round of the NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
War Eagle, Josh! We're so happy for you. You've overcome so much and worked so hard to be here. We know you'll do yourself and the Auburn Family proud at the next level!