3rd round Brandon Brooks, G,

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  1. DerekLee1

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    STRENGTHS Brooks possesses a massive wide body that is not at all sloppy; just a naturally big man. Is more agile than expected, and is effective staying engaged down the line on moving pockets or zone runs. Defensive linemen will actually search for other blockers to engage rather than trying to take on Brooks. He's strong enough to hold back a defensive end with one hand while watch for another rusher with his other hand. Brooks has some ability to hit linebackers at the second level, and then it is tough for those players to shed him even if he's not in perfect position.

    WEAKNESSES Brooks has only adequate quickness out of his stance, and it takes him time to get in his pass set from a three-point stance. NFL defensive linemen might be able to jump gaps or do a swim move by him. Brooks relies on his bulk and quicker defenders can fall off his blocks. Brooks also stands around too much if not engaged in a block, and commonly seen watching the play instead of finding a man to hit.
     
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    Dan Shonka ‏ @Ourlads_Shonka Reply Retweet Favorite ยท Open
    #BrandonBrooks, I tried to get him to the #Combine. Got him invited to the #Shrine game Gd pick #Houston

    Good endorsement to have.


    Gotta say I really like this pick!

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    I love this pick. Earlier in the draft season I was a little hesitant about his size (and being projected in the second), but I really like the guy at this point in the draft. Day 1 starter IMO.
     
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    Wasn't invited to combine but ran a 4.98 40.
     
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    i like the pick he is a really strong dude, will def help in the run game, passing game may be a liability with him, but hey Foster is our Ace.
     
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    He's over 350 lbs. He might have to lose some weight.
     
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    Runs a 4.98 40 though. Seems good enough.
     
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    I like this pick more than the one before it.
     
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    Hmmm, does seem a bit large for our scheme....?
     
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    Love the pick. Now change the thread title. This dude is a Texans.
     
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    Think of all those short yardage situations where they failed to convert .... :kitten:
     
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    Duh - then we just have the halfback throw the.... Oh, never mind.
     
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    he looks pretty lean for a man that size if you watch him pancake a scout...he hates scouts!
     
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    I wonder if he can play both OG and OT? Definately has the size to play on the edge .... Dont know a whole lot about this guy.
     
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    Is that a medical opinion???

    Diagnosis: pantalones poopitus?



    Yes: #Texans 3rd-rd pick Brandon Brooks started 41 games at Miami (OH)- 15 at LG, 14 at LT, 12 at RG
     
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    If Kubiak is right about this kid having the feet to play guard in a zone blocking scheme, he has the potential to be very very good.

    And nobody likes scouts, gotta show that nasty streak. Loved this comment from the youtube clip.

     
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    Definitely an interior guy but he'll be a starter quite soon. Wouldn't be surprised to see him supplant Wade Smith in '13.
     
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    :spit:


    Just what I asked for in another thread ..... Thanks for the info.


     

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