The Washington Commanders selected cornerback Christian Holmes in the seventh round (No. 240 overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. Holmes is the ninth player drafted out of Tulsa in franchise history and the first since defensive end Jordan Brailford was selected in the seventh round in 2019.
Holmes (6-1) is the 510th selection made by Washington in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 103th seventh-round selection in franchise history.
A graduate transfer from Missouri who played his final two seasons at Oklahoma State, Holmes used an extra year of eligibility in 2021 after the NCAA ruling on COVID-19 and had a breakout year in his first season at OSU as a full-time starter. Finished his career with 60 total games played, 27 total starts, 30 passes defensed and three interceptions between his time at OSU and Missouri.
A native of Leland, Miss., attended McNair high school. Played both corner and wide receiver. As a junior he hauled in 30 catches for 640 yards (21.3 yards per catch) and was named first-team all-district.