Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Miami (Ohio) G Brandon Brooks impresses
By Calvin Watkins
On March 1, guard Brandon Brooks of Miami (Ohio) impressed 25 NFL teams with a 5.0 40-yard dash, 36 on the bench press and a vertical leap of 32 inches at his Pro Day.
One team in attendance was the Dallas Cowboys.
Brooks is a mid-round selection. If the Cowboys don't draft a guard/center with the 14th pick overall next month, Brooks could be around for the Cowboys to consider.
Here's what Scouts Inc. had to say about Brooks' awareness: "Picks up blitzes more times than not but missed several gap calls in the 2011 Western Michigan game. Turns to locate backside pressure when no one comes to him in slide protection. Keeps eyes up and locates linebackers when asked to combo block up to the second level."
Here's more on Brooks from Scouts Inc., but you have to be an ESPN Insider to read it.
NFL Draft Scout had this view of Brooks.