Jan 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; West guard Brandon Brooks (56) of Miami of Ohio and teammate tackle Matt Reynolds (70) of Brigham Young defend the line against East defensive lineman Julian Miller (97) of West Virginia in the second quarter of the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Houston Texans Select Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH) 2012 NFL Draft Grade


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.

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