COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Minnesota Vikings selected Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday. Holmes is the third member of coach Larry Johnson’s “Rushmen” to be picked in this year’s draft.
Holmes, a true senior for the Buckeyes in 2017 and a team captain, played in 51 games and made nine starts in 2017 along a defensive line overflowing with talent. Holmes played in 11 games during the Buckeyes’ 2014 national championship season and he was a part of bowl victories over Alabama (Sugar Bowl), Oregon (CFB national championship game), Notre Dame (Fiesta Bowl) and USC (Cotton Bowl). He also was on Big Ten title-winning teams in 2014 and 2017. A two-time all-conference honoree, Holmes racked up 84 career tackles along with 14.0 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 quarterback sacks. He also contributed four pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Honors & Awards
2017: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)
2016: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media)