ATHENS — Georgia NFL prospect Elijah Holyfield could continue his football career wearing red at the next level.
Holyfield could be a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs, who parted ways with Kareem Hunt last season after a video was released that showed him kicking and shoving a woman last February.
Jeremiah said that Kansas City’s primary need is on defense, but he projects them to reach for a tailback in the middle rounds.
Holyfield — like Hunt, a powerful 5-11, 215-pounder — was mentioned by Jeremiah as a possible “middle-round rusher” the Chiefs could draft.
The NFL combine player interviews begin on Thursday in Indianapolis, with Holyfield and fellow former UGA teammate Lamont Gaillard scheduled for podium interviews.
On Friday, Holyfield and Gaillard will take to the field and weight room for testing.
Holyfield’s 40-yard dash time will prove critical in his draft stock.
The production isn’t it question — Holyfield had 1,018 yards on 159 carries, matching UGA rushing leader D’Andre Swift with 6.4 yards per carry. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield also had five catches for 40 yards — an area he worked throughout his career to improve.
“It was an honor playing with all the seniors, it was the season of my life, by far,” Holfyield said after the 28-21 Sugar Bowl loss to Texas. “I’m thankful for the season, but mad about the way we went out.”
As much as Georgia will miss Holyfield in the backfield, the Bulldogs will miss his presence in the locker room.
Coach Kirby Smart often referenced Holyfield’s work ethic, and he was voted one of the four permanent captains in 2018.
Outgoing senior center Lamont Gaillard, senior defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter and quarterback Jake Fromm were the others.
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