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2018 Prospect Preview: Alijah Holder flashed high-end potential prior to injury in 2016

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Matt VandeBerg #89 of the Iowa Hawkeyes tries to get past Alijah Holder #13 of the Stanford Cardinal in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

  • Though limited to four games due to a shoulder injury, Stanford CB Alijah Holder performed at an elite level with the few opportunities he was given. He ranked No. 4 among returning Pac-12 cornerbacks with at least 100 defensive snaps in percentage of catches allowed (41.2) into his coverage.
  • Holder allowed just 8.3 yards per reception in 2016, which ranked No. 3 among returning Pac-12 cornerbacks with at least 10 passes targeted his direction.
  • At 6-foot-2, 183 pounds, Holder continued to prove reliable as a tackler in the open field. He didn't miss a single tackle last season to improve his career tackling efficiency, as he has now missed just three tackles on 49 attempts.

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