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Ron Brooks

Ron Brooks - #13 - CB

Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Speed: 4.39
Arm: 30 5/8
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 73 5/8
Birthdate: 10/16/1988
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Grade: 5.33

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 LSU Pro Day 5-10 1/2 190 8 7/8 30 1/4 10'2" 38 4.56 11.75 7.23
02/29/2012 Combine 5-10 190 9 30 5/8 73 5/8 4.40 12 10'0" 38
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 180 4.45

 

Notes:

Has a child. His father, Anthony, was a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears in 1993. Was one of the top all-around athletes in Texas as a dual-threat quarterback. Also played wide receiver and returned kicks. Also lettered in basketball and track. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, in ’08, recording 18 tackles, zero pass breakups and zero interceptions with two forced fumbles and one kickoff return for 23 yards. Posted 9-1-0 with 13-252-0 (19.4) as a kickoff returner in 13 contests in ’09. Saw more action on defense in ’10 and managed 33-3-1 with six tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble in 13 contests. Recorded 7-162-0 (23.1) as a kickoff returner. Played in all 14 games in ’11, making two starts at left cornerback and one at right cornerback and recording 30-6-2 with 6 1⁄2 tackles for loss, 3 1⁄2 sacks and two forced fumbles along with 5-81-0 (16.2) as a kickoff returner. Had three career interceptions and returned all three for touchdowns. 

Positives:

Rare timed speed and outstanding leaping ability (38-inch vertical). Good size and balance. Flashes ball skills (soft hands) and playmaking ability. Aggressive wrap tackler. Durable and productive in limited opportunity. Special-teams standout (“gunner” and jammer experience). Lined up inside and outside and is an effective blitzer. Hustles and has a team-first attitude — took pride in his role on a premier team. Mature and motivated. 

Negatives:

Has short arms and small hands. Could struggle matching up with bigger receivers. Limited experience — part-time player never held a full-time starter job. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 12 times at the Combine.

Summary:

Talented, versatile cornerback who was overshadowed in college football’s deepest secondary full of NFL draft picks, but was productive on special teams and has ample translatable physical traits. Sub-package player and standout “gunner” who could be a value selection.


Ron 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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