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Jay Brooks | CB | Texas A&M | Big Twelve Conference
Height Weight 40 Grade
5'9 190 4.53 3.06
First-year starter rotated in and out of the lineup since he was a redshirt freshman. Saw extensive playing time on special teams all through college. Totaled 47/2/1 as a senior after 46/0/5 the prior year. Has been a special teams standout in the past with several blocked punts to his credit.

Disciplined defensive back with a knack for the big play. Fluid transitioning off the line to run with opponents, tough and lays it on the line. Quickly picks up his assignments, defends screens or the run, squaring into his tackles and wrapping up. Shows a closing burst of speed but overall lacks cover skills and instincts. Does not always take the best angles to the action, has difficulty staying with opponents across the field and not an explosive player or one that flashes on the scene. Also undersized and though he'll mix it up, at times rather easily taken out of the action by blocks. Best and only chance is as a special teams player who'll be the eighth or ninth defensive back for an organization. Free Agent.

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