With the 76th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have selected Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH)
Here is our report on Brooks:
Brooks was a guy who really lit up the East-West Shrine Week, but was not invited to the 2012 Scouting Combine. He looks like he could be the highest player drafted from the non-invite list this year. He displayed excellent power, athletic ability, and versatility this offseason and is going to force a lot of coaches and GMs to go back and watch a bunch more film on him. He is absolutely massive and looks like he could play inside as a guard or right tackle in the NFL, but this kind of athletic ability suggests he would be a great fit anywhere on the line. I think eventually he winds up as a guard at his size, but these numbers he turned in at his Pro Day are really encouraging and should excite fans of any team needing a guard. This could propel him into the 2nd round discussion.
Pick Grade: A
I love Brooks’ upside and he’s going to a great system for offensive linemen to succeed in. This is a great fit and a good value in the middle of the third round.