Nick Brossette

LSU
RB04

Prospect Info

College
LSU
Hometown
Class
LA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
209 lbs
30”
Hands
8 5/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.72
Seconds
 
Bench Press
15
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
118.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.38
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.44
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Brossette was a four-star recruit and a top-15 running back prospect nationally who ran for more than 2,000 yards as a junior and senior at Baton Rouge's University High School and set a Louisiana record with 141 touchdowns in his final four years on varsity (he played with the top squad as an eighth-grader). He played behind Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice during his first three years with the Bayou Bengals. He played in nine games as a true freshman (12-65-5.4 rushing) but tore an ACL to end his season. He returned to play in 12 games in 2016 (15-145-9.7 rushing, 3-57-19.0 on kick returns) and also contributed in 2017 (19-96-5.1 rushing in 13 games with one start). Brossette finally got his chance to carry the mail as a senior, starting 11 of 13 games and leading the Tigers with 1,039 yards and 14 touchdowns on 240 carries (4.3 average).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
Overview
Compact, no-nonsense runner who creates for himself with power but lacks the desired athletic traits for the position. Brossette is a volume-carry grinder who deflates defenses over time with his physical style. However, his tight hips limit lateral movement and hinder his ability to slide away from tackler. He lacks the burst to create explosive runs for himself along the interior or around the corner. His ability to handle short-yardage work and third-down duties could help his chances of a making a roster.
Strengths
  • Carries NFL size with compact build and musculation throughout
  • Created short-yardage touchdowns with leg drive and force
  • Low center of gravity creates natural balance
  • Drives through arm tackles
  • Delivers a blow with his lead shoulder
  • Runs under his pads and finishes falling forward
  • Had just one fumble over 247 carries
  • Sure-handed as pass catcher with good concentration
  • Digests blitz alignments and finds his mark
  • Can square up or chop down rushers
Weaknesses
  • Had just one season with 20-plus carries
  • Runs with tightness in his hips
  • Too stiff for fluid shifts and cuts to gain ground from tacklers
  • Slow starter with below-average upfield burst
  • Just nine runs of 15-plus yards in 2018
  • Too predictable and easy to find for flowing linebackers
  • Takes time to accelerate after making cuts
  • Below-average juice to bounce wide and escape
Sources Tell Us

"He's the same kind of back that they always have there and all those guys end up playing in the league for awhile. (Spencer) Ware, (Alfred) Blue, (Stevan) Ridley -- he will end up being just like them." -- Executive with AFC team
GRADE
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