Biography: Three-year starter at right guard awarded all-conference honors the past two seasons.
Positives: Strong, wide-bodied blocker who displays skill in motion. Quickly gets into blocks, immediately gets his hands into defenders and gets movement run blocking. Stays square and easily controls defenders at the point of attack. Keeps his feet moving, displays solid quickness pulling across the line of scrimmage and can adjust to defenders on the second level. Moves relatively well on his feet. Keeps his head on a swivel. Can slide in space and help out the tackle in pass protection. Plays with a nasty attitude.
Negatives: Does not start the play with good knee bend. Lazy with his hands and late getting them into defenders. Shows stiffness at the point of attack.
Analysis: Brooks was a solid lineman at Virginia Tech, but he never produced at the level scouts expected. He possesses the body type, strength and athleticism necessary to develop into a starter in the NFL yet must learn to do the little things well and play with proper technique on every down.
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