Biography: "Moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis as a senior, recording 40 tackles and breaking up nine passes. Part-time starter the prior two seasons, totaling 38/2/6 as a junior and 40/4/13 as a sophomore."
Positives: "Explosive cornerback who plays with an aggressive attitude. Quick flipping his hips off the line, displays a burst to the action out of his plant, and quickly closes to the action. Comes up the field to defend running plays or screens and wraps up when tackling. Is a solid athlete."
Negatives: "Short, struggles to get positioning against tall receivers, and loses out in battles. Slow locating the ball in the air."
Analysis: Brinkley has been a solid college cornerback the past three seasons and projects as a dime back in a zone system where he can face the action.
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