Data Scout Notes: 2014: NAC...DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...2013: NA...(+) Coming off 09-10-13 Wrist INJ...PMackey/DS#4PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...2012: NA...2011: NA
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05/25/15 - TE Gabe Holmes was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Raiders on May 8.
01/28/15 - College Gridiron Showcase Tuesday practice: Purdue TE Gabe Holmes saw his NFL Draft stock decline over the years, mostly due to injury. But he did a nice job on Tuesday, using his size to be a mismatch against safeties in receiving drills. Holmes (6-5, 256) is muscle-bound and stiff, but he presented a big target for quarterbacks to throw to and did a nice job looking the ball into his large 10-inch hands. There isn't much flash to this player, but he was one of the more reliable players during Tuesday's practice. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/14 - Purdue's NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. TE Gabe Holmes, RS Senior...He has an athletic body type with the speed and quickness to match, playing like a small forward on the football field. Holmes is still unpolished in several areas, including his routes and blocking technique, but needs the most work with his reliability catching and securing the ball before he turns upfield. He has only nine career starts and hasn't received much help from the quarterback position at Purdue, but he needs to improve upon his 37 career catches for 305 yards and three scores. He has never had more than four catches or 50 receiving yards in a single game, but if he can stay healthy and consistent, Holmes will continue to ascend up draft boards. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/14 - Purdue's NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. TE Gabe Holmes, RS Senior...Although the career production is mediocre, Holmes looks like he was built with a NFL starter kit, boasting the size, athleticism and natural tools that belong at the pro level. He missed all of the 2013 season due to a dislocated left wrist last September and sat out this past spring to get his grades in order to make sure he would be eligible for one final season in 2014. Holmes, who spurned offers from Miami and Florida State out of high school, is the son of an Olympic long jumper and was more of a basketball star growing up, not playing football until his sophomore year in high school. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/12/13 - Purdue loses leading receiver for Notre Dame game...Purdue will be missing its leading receiver this week when the Boilermakers host Notre Dame on Saturday. Starting tight end Gabe Holmes injured his wrist on Tuesday during practice. Coach Darrell Hazell characterized the injury as "pretty serious," according to the Indianapolis Star. Hazell would not speculate how long Holmes, one of the top tight ends in the country, would be out. Hazell said Purdue, which uses a lot of two-tight end sets will have to adjust. "It puts a lot of strain on your two tight end sets," Hazell said. "We'll have to do some other things without tipping our hand. - The Sports Xchange