This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.
Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)
Height: 6’4 5/8, Weigh: 353 pounds
Strengths: A mammoth of a guard who was a star of East-West Shrine Game practices. Holds his weight well and knows how to use his natural strength in the run game. Could improve his quickness while maintaining his strength by losing 10-15 pounds.
Weaknesses: Needs to continue developing his technique. Has suspect handwork to block in the pass game. Has heavy feet and doesn’t get out on the move very well. Limited to power schemes in the NFL.