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Brandon Brooks

Brandon Brooks - #56 - OG-OT

Height: 6-5
Weight: 346
Speed: 4.99
Arm: 32 5/8
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 80 1/8
Birthdate: 08/19/1989
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Grade: 5.75

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/01/2012 Miami (OH) Pro Day 6-5 346 32 5/8 80 1/8 4.99 36 8'9" 32 4.53 7.37
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-4 5/8 353 10 33 1/2 80 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 1/4 332 5.30

 

Notes:

Was a two-time football MVP while also playing baseball and basketball as a Wisconsin prep. Redshirted in 2007. Was Miami’s Freshman of the Year in ’08 after starting all 12 games at left guard and grading out at 81 percent with 70 knockdowns. Moved to left tackle in ’09 and started all 12 games. Played in nine games in ’10, making two starts at left tackle and the final five games at left guard. Saw action in only two of the first seven games because of a pulled hamstring. Sat out ’11 spring drills with an injury but made all 12 starts at right guard in the fall.

Positives:

Very well built with a thick build and outstanding mass. Plays with a powerful base and can generate movement in the run game. Flashes violence in his play — can manhandle defenders when he wants to. Very good balance — locks his cleats in the dirt and has a strong anchor in pass protection. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 36 times at his pro-day workout and worked out extremely well. Is smart and has a good understanding of the game. Versatile — has played inside and outside and can play four positions. Experienced, four-year starter. Showed well at the East-West Shrine Game.

Negatives:

Does not show a lot of urgency and too often plays down to the competition. Can be late to adjust to movement and redirect to inside counters. Mechanics break down the further he is asked to go and effort is inconsistent. Does not consistently play with a visible mean streak and has a passive playing temperament. Average finisher. Questionable mental toughness. Weight has had a tendency to fluctuate and has pushed 370 pounds in his career. Is not a self-starter. 

Summary:

A big, strong, innately powerful base blocker capable of covering defenders in the run game. Showed more consistently as a senior than he did earlier in his career and stands a good chance to be the first 2012 prospect who wasn’t invited to the Combine to be drafted after solid showings in the Shrine game and his pro-day workout. Would be ideally suited for a man-blocking mash unit such as that of the Cardinals, Steelers, Dolphins or Cowboys. 


Brandon Brooks's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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