BIOGRAPHY: Junior college transfer who totaled 59/13/3 as a senior when he primarily lined-up at defensive end. Junior totals included 44/13.5/7.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized, rush linebacker best making plays up the field. Gets off the snap with a quick first step, collapses down the line to chase the action and rarely off his feet. Shows ability in pursuit, immediately alters his angle of attack and smooth moving in every direction of the field.
NEGATIVES: Does not play to his size and handled at the point by tight ends. Marginally instinctive and slow locating the ball.
ANALYSIS: Brinkley possesses the size/speed numbers to be used as a rush linebacker in 34 alignment yet must start to pull the pieces together and think quicker on his feet to have any chance at the next level.