By Ian Cummings
Washington Redskins’ seventh-rounder Joshua Holsey generated some buzz as a slot cornerback in camp last year. Could the second-year pro make a leap similar to Kendall Fuller’s in 2018?
With Kendall Fuller heading to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Washington Redskins’ trade for Alex Smith, the team will be looking for a new solution at the slot cornerback position. With any luck, that solution is already on the roster.
Joshua Holsey was pegged as a steal early in the offseason last year, and he made waves in training camp. He showed off his athleticism and natural talent on a daily basis, and while his size was underwhelming, he didn’t play like it. Per Steven Czarda of the Redskins official website, Holsey demanded the attention of coaches with his play in the offseason.
Holsey made some noise early in camp as he logged two interceptions on the second day of practices.
The first came on a deep pass attempt from Nate Sudfeld in the first set of 11-on-11 drills, as Holsey jumped up to intercept a pass that was heavily covered by the defense.
Then later in the afternoon, Holsey made perhaps the play of the day when he dove down to pick off a Colt McCoypass. Holsey tracked the ball from the get-go then showed off his athleticism to make the...