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Michael Brockers

Michael Brockers - #90 - DT-DE

Height: 6-5
Weight: 322
Speed: 5.36
Arm: 35
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 83 7/8
Birthdate: 12/21/1990
Hometown: Houston, TX
Grade: 6.19

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 LSU Pro Day 6-5 316 9 3/8 35 5.22 21 8'2" 30 4.78 7.48
02/29/2012 Combine 6-5 322 9 1/8 35 83 7/8 5.34 8'9" 26 1/2 4.84 7.49

 

Notes:

Was one of the best DE prospects in Texas as a prep, earning all-state honors. Redshirted in 2009. Saw action in all 13 games in ’10, making a start at right defensive tackle against Alabama, and recorded 25 tackles, one tackle for loss and zero sacks with one forced fumble. In 14 starts at left end in ’11, registered 54-10-2 with two passes batted down, one interception, one forced fumble and a blocked kick in the BCS championship game. Was medically excluded from bench-pressing at the Combine because of a right shoulder injury.

Positives:

Outstanding size. Well-proportioned with sheer mass and an enormous wing span. Powerful base — not easily moved and is capable of reestablishing the line of scrimmage or creating a pileup in the backfield. Flashes two-gap, stack-and-shed ability. Can push the pocket inside and flush the QB or force early throws. Active hands. Fairly good range for his size. Strong, productive tackler — wraps up and rips down ballcarriers. Versatile — can play inside or outside. Has clear upside.

Negatives:

Small hands. Can do a better job protecting his frame despite his arm length. Does not play heavy-handed. Limited twitch and explosive body power. Showed heavy feet at the Combine, clocking poor 40-times and the worst pair of 20-yard short-shuttle times among defensive tackles (4.81, 4.87). Can play with more consistent leverage — lets his pads rise and gets displaced. Needs to cultivate counter moves. Does not accelerate off blocks. Green instincts. Turned off some teams in the interview process with immaturity and lack of intelligence. 

Summary:

Could endure an adjustment period, as he worked out like a young player prematurely thrust in the draft ringer, but should benefit from an NFL strength and conditioning program (bigger than he is strong at this stage of his development). Wet-behind-the-ears, extremely long-armed, gigantic plugger capable of stacking the inside or outside in an even or odd front, and best football is ahead of him once he matures. Has some similarities to San Francisco 49ers 2008 29th-overall pick Kentwan Balmer and is most ideally suited for a 3-4 front.


Michael Brockers'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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