Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 75/4/12. Junior totals included 74 tackles and four interceptions.
Positives: Adequately sized cornerback with a good head for the game. Effective back off the line of scrimmage, quickly locates the ball, and displays a nice break to the throw. Works hard to defend the pass, physical, and very active in run defense. Works to get off blocks and quickly comes up the field to wrap up ball handlers.
Negatives: Stiff pedaling in reverse, lacks top-end speed and struggles staying downfield with opponents.
Analysis: Brinkley has been consistent and productive on the college level in his all-around game. He has enough skill to generate consideration in a zone system.
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