Photo of Michael Brockers
Grade
90.0 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 322LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Brockers is an elite athlete who has been gaining a lot of steam on draft boards in recent months after declaring for the draft after his redshirt sophomore year. He came to Baton Rouge as a thick linebacker prospect before putting on good weight and moving to the line and eventually inside to DT. He has positional versatility and could even be attractive to 3-4 teams as a defensive end, as he is athletic enough to work from the edge in a scheme that seeks bigger DEs to maintain blockers and keep linebackers free. He has more value as a 3 tech DT within a 4-3 defense and will have an immediate impact on the line as a rookie.

Analysis

Strengths

Brockers has a massive frame and likely has the ability to fluctuate his weight to play a number of different roles depending on the scheme. Working from the inside, he is very good to work off double teams and demands them consistently. He excels against the run and could shore up the middle of a defense from the second he walks onto a field in camp. He has thick, powerful legs and out-leveraged nearly every linemen he faced in the SEC. Brockers has very long arms that he uses to play extended and work off his block towards the ball. He uses his instincts well from this position to sniff out plays and has the uncanny ability to diagnose screens and draw plays.

Weaknesses

Brockers has started for only one full year and is still developing many of his skills. He has poor technique as a pass rusher and relies heavily on his natural ability in many phases of his game. He tends to stand upright when not immediately diagnosing a play and loses a lot of his power when doing so. Brockers is slow to use his hands to defend against jolt blocks and exposes his frame on most plays. He is a raw prospect who has developed physically at a rapid pace and is still getting a feel for his body.
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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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