By: Steve Johnson
Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
6’0″ 240 lbs
32 7/8″ arms. 9 1/8″ hands. 79 3/8″ wingspan.
4.54 40 DNP″ Vert. DNP″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 12 games. 85 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF, 3 pass break ups
2017: 12 games. 89 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 int (2 yards), 1 FR, 2 pass break ups
2018: 12 games. 78 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 int (3 yards)
2019: 11 games. 108 tackles, 20 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF, 2 FR
Accolades: 2019 First-team All-Big 12, 2019 Second-team All-American
Injuries: Shoulder injury in 19′.
History: Three-star recruit from Houston, TX. Was two-time all-district at Stratford High School. Chose Texas Tech over Arkansas, Colorado St., Houston, Iowa St., Missouri, UCF, and Washington.
Strengths: Good stocky build. Tough kid. Aggressive downhill thumper. Really powerful when he connects. Explosive driving through contact. He can get off a block, and pop the ball carrier without any momentum. Good range and burst. Good vision. Better lateral ability when reacting in the run game. Scheme diverse and 3 down backer.
Weaknesses: Inexperienced in the middle, only started 1 year there. Has had a history of shoulder issues. Hips aren’t as loose as you’d like in coverage. Some question his mental makeup. Coverage ability isn’t totally there yet. Lacks ideal length.
Overview: Brooks is a tick behind athletically from Queen, Murray and Simmons, but he might be the most powerful. He can really pop, whether its the ball carrier or taking on blocks, he’s got some thump. He definitely has 3 down capabilities, maybe right away, and should be a solid starter for a defense right away. He’ll go in day two.
Evaluation based on games. Oklahoma 19′, Baylor 19′
Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.79
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