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Steelers Draft Safety Gerod Holliman in Seventh Round

May 2, 2015
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Steelers Draft Safety Gerod Holliman in Seventh Round
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The Steelers picked a last line of defense with Safety Gerod Holliman, their last pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

They took the 6-foot, 218 pound Gerod Holliman out of Lousiville as the 239th overall selection. Holliman was once a highly hyped NFL Draft prospect who fell down and nearly off draft boards.

He only bench pressed at his the NFL Combine, 17 reps of 225 pounds. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and outside linebackers coach Joey Porter scouted Holliman’s March 11 pro day. There, he ran 4.65-second 40-yard dash, vertical jumped 27 inches and broad jumped 109 inches.

Holliman tied the Football Bowl Subdivision single-season record with 14 interceptions last season to cap a three-year career with a senior season in which he tallied 44 total tackles — 34 solo, 10 assisted.

He returned his 14 picks last season for 245 yards.

Holliman only played three games in 2012 after injuring his shoulder. He was the 13th safety taken in this year’s draft and the third addition the Steelers made to their secondary.

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