Photo of Zac Brooks
Drafted By: Seahawks
Grade
4.95 ?

Draft Analysis:

The departure of Marshawn Lynch had an obvious impact on Seattle's draft plan, selecting their 3rd RB in this draft. He tested well and will get his shot in camp. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'1" Height
  • 200LBS. Weight

Overview

Brooks rushed for 596 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons at Clemson. He redshirted in 2014 after suffering a foot injury in the preseason.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds
Vertical: 36 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.38 seconds
3-cone: 7.09 seconds
Bench: 18 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Strong pro day performance put him on the draft map for teams. Ran a 4.45 with above average explosion numbers (36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-9 broad jump). Can accelerate quickly and gets to full speed quickly. Enough lateral agility to make a tackler miss. Caught passes in high school and has ability to be used out of backfield. Intelligent and can process.

Weaknesses

Lacks production worthy of a draft pick. Strictly projection-based player who had just 809 yards of total offense and 115 carries during time at Clemson. Played in run-friendly scheme at Clemson. Doesn't do enough to create yardage for himself.

Bottom Line

Has the measurables and physical upside worthy of being drafted, but lacks the production and ability of an NFL running back. Might have to make his mark with a conversion to receiver or pass-catching running back.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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