Photo of Cariel Brooks
Grade
4.98 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'10" Height
  • 200LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Played in 10 games and recorded three interceptions. 2013: Played in 11 games and recorded three interceptions. 2012: Played in 10 games and recorded two interceptions. 2011: Played for the Pasadena (Calif.) City College.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.55 and 4.58 seconds
Vertical jump: 32 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches
Short shuttle: 4.32 seconds
3-cone: 7.0 seconds
Bench: 14 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Instinctive cornerback with solid ball skills and plus toughness. Can find ball in air and track it throughout. Excels in man-to-man coverage. Quick trigger to burst back on throws in front of him. Developed body type with willingness to stick his nose in and tackle.

Weaknesses

Short and will only be able to play slot. Can be mismatched by size. Shows some tightness. Tackle limitations due to size. Level of competition hasn't given him anything near what he will see in NFL.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"He's a good football player. His biggest issue is that he's not freakish with his balls skills and doesn't have freakish deep speed. If you are a short corner, you need to have one of those traits." -- NFC South area scout

Bottom Line

Competitive and aggressive sub-package corner with man-cover skills and a willingness to do what is necessary to stay on the field, but he ran slow at his pro day. With his smallish stature and lack of blazing speed or quickness, he may have to wait until after the draft to get a phone call.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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