Photo of Durant Brooks
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  • 6'0" Height
  • 205LBS. Weight

Overview

The highest-rated punter entering 2007 did not disappoint, winning the prestigious Ray Guy award as the nation's best. Guy actually knows the Brooks family, and has worked with Durant over the years. Durant's gross average of 45.1 yards per punt was fifth best in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but his 33 inside the 20 (more than half of his 65 attempts) and 21 fair catches were considerably more than the other punters ranked ahead of him.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Able to turn the ball over more often than any other punter in the draft. ... Adept at directional punting to his left or right. ... Can deaden the ball inside the 10-yard line with fair consistency. ... Holds for field goals and extra points, able to rein in poor snaps to get the ball down. ... Never had a punt blocked at Tech. Negatives: Could achieve more consistent hang-time. ... Can be a two-step punter, but adds an extra half step at times, lengthening his delivery. ... Not tall or owning a great build, he will not threaten to bring down a return man in the open field.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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