Michael Brewster 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Michael Brewster
6'5, 310 pounds | Center | Ohio State

First word:
Ohio State is going through a lot of turmoil but one player that has been a constant is center Michael Brewster.  It seems like Brewster has been the starting center at Ohio State for 10 years and that is because he has a ton of experience.

Brewster is a good looking center prospect and has all the tools of an NFL center.  He plays with great leverage and balance which allows him to be effective in both the passing and running game.  His natural bend helps him anchor after the initial contact and avoid getting pushed back into the pocket.  He is able to get his head under the chinstrap of the defender and push him off the line.  Brewster routinely gets his hands inside the defender and is able to control and seal.  His quickness off the ball permits him to get across the face of the his opponent and seal the play.

It is going to be hard to find a better center prospect in this draft.  The only thing Brewster can improve on is his bulk and strength but neither are a true problem area.  Centers have been getting a lot of love recently so it wouldn't surprise me to see Brewster landing in the 1st or 2nd round.

Bold statement: Brewster will be the 1st center selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Games viewed: Wisconsin ('10), Miami ('10), Marshall ('10), Arkansas ('10)



Michael Brewster
6'5, 310 pounds | Center | Ohio State

Notes:

  • Brewster is a good athlete with fluid motions
  • He is able to snap and step all in one motion
  • His low pad level helps him gain leverage and anchor through contact
  • The ability to remain balanced through the play allows Brewster to anchor and generate a push off the ball
  • Brewster has a quick first step that allows him to get across the face of the defender and seal him from the play
  • His strong hands make it tough for the defender to disengage
  • Brewster is a smart and heady player that always plays with maximum effort
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