BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who began his career at Tennessee. All-Conference selection as a senior when he lined up at defensive end and totaled 49/13.5/5.5, intercepting one pass and breaking up three more. Junior-year tackling numbers included 60/8.5/4.5 when he was used at inside linebacker. Dismissed from Tennessee after a series of off-field altercations.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized linebacker with a good head for the game. Breaks down well, quickly changes direction, and displays speed to the flanks. Shows good footwork scraping laterally, instinctive, and takes good angles to the play. Disciplined, stays with assignments, and quickly fills gaps in run defense.
NEGATIVES: Stiff back-pedaling and slow shedding blocks. Marginally productive last season when he was out of position. Questionable character.
ANALYSIS: An average athlete with marginal size, Brooks. potential at the next level is backing up at inside linebacker.