New video drops major hint about Valentine Holmes' NFL position

Valentine Holmes has posted a new video showcasing his NFL skills, dropping a major hint about what position he wants to play.

The former Cronulla Sharks star posted the video on Instagram on Thursday, showing him running through a number of NFL-style drills.

“This is only the beginning,” he captioned the video.

“Heading over to America tomorrow to officially start my journey to the NFL.

“Thank you everyone for your support.”

Valentine Holmes clearly wants to be a wide receiver. Image: Valentine Holmes/Instagram

As you can see above, Holmes runs a number of routes and pulls in catches like he’s playing wide receiver.

He can also be seen practicing getting two feet inbounds as he takes catches near the sideline.

Speculation continues to mount about what position Holmes would be best suited to, but he clearly wants to be a wide-out.

In the video he can be seen lining up at the line of scrimmage as if he’s playing wide receiver.

Holmes practices his sideline catches. Image: Valentine Holmes/Instagram

What’s next for Holmes?

Holmes will compete against a British rugby union try-scoring speedster and a Brazilian judo champion for a place in the NFL’s 2019 International Player Pathway Program.

The NFL announced recently the former NRL ace is one of seven international athletes who will enter the IMG Academy in Florida this month under the supervision of running back coach Earnest Byner, offensive line coach Paul Dunn, linebackers coach Pepper Johnson and wide receiver coach Larry Kirksey.

The 23-year-old Holmes, identified by the NFL as a potential running back, wide receiver and kick returner, is not guaranteed a place in the pathway program or a contract with an NFL team.

He will compete against English rugby winger Christian Wade, Brazilian judo champion Durval Neto and four others from Germany and Mexico who have backgrounds in American football.

Holmes during his days with the Sharks. Image: Getty

After two months of intense training at IMG alongside NFL veterans and NFL Draft hopefuls Holmes and the six other contenders will showcase their talents to NFL club scouts in March.

If they impress they could be signed as a free agent by an NFL team or be selected for a 2019 NFL team practice squad position through the pathway program.

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs junior Jordan Mailata entered the program a year ago and was so impressive he was drafted by Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles.

One of the NFL’s eight divisions, to be chosen at random, will receive successful international players via the pathway program.


with AAP