Jordyn Brooks Overview
Weight: 245 pounds
School: Texas Tech
NFL Combine Performance Data
40 Yard Dash: 4.54 seconds
Jordyn Brooks NFL Draft Profile
Jordyn Brooks is a senior out of Texas Tech. Brooks began his collegiate career as a true freshman, starting in 11 of 12 games where he recorded 85 total tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble. Brooks capped off his freshman season by earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. The following season, Brooks once again started in 11 of 12 games accumulating 89 total tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
Brooks’ junior season was much more of what you had seen his first two years. Starting in 12 games, Brooks led Texas Tech in total tackles with 84. Brooks also managed to record two and a half sacks and one interception on the season. The theme you are starting to see hear, when it comes to Brooks, is consistency. Brooks really stepped his game up his senior season, starting in 11 games and recording 108 total tackles, 20 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. For his efforts in 2019, Brooks was awarded with second-team Associated Press All-American honors and first-team All-Big 12 honors.
- Possesses NFL size for the position;
- Plays fast;
- Aggressive, downhill attacker that brings a physical presence to a defense;
- Four-year starter at college;
- Sound tackler with solid fundamentals.
- Conditioning needs to be improved at the next level;
- Trouble disengaging from blocks;
- Handwork could use refinement;
- Certain coverages do not come naturally to him – thinks instead of reacts;
- Liability in zone coverage.
NFL Comparison: Darius Leonard
Teams with need at the position: Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers
Projection: Late second – early third
Bottom Line on Jordyn Brooks
Jordyn Brooks has been a model of consistency since making his first start at Texas Tech. Brooks has the potential to be a Day One starter for any NFL team that drafts him. His biggest weaknesses (fighting off blocks with his hands and conditioning) are both traits that can easily be fixed with the right coaching. Whichever team drafts Brooks we do best to put an emphasis on his previously mentioned weaknesses and his zone coverage abilities. If Brooks can get comfortable out in space in today’s pass-heavy league, then he has all the potential in the world to be a perennial Pro Bowl player.
He is currently projected to be drafted in the late second to early third round. Due to his enormous amount of starting experience, Brooks should have no problem picking up a new playbook and adjusting to the speed of the NFL. He posses the ability to play at any of the linebacker positions in the 4-3 defense, and any of the inside linebacker positions on a 3-4 defense. Brooks might not come out of the gate hot, but as time has shown, he will do nothing but get increasingly better and better as the years go on. Don’t be shocked if Brooks is considered one of the best linebackers in the league by the end of his rookie contract.
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