Ht. 6-5 Wt. 300
Pass Rush: Michael Brockers has elite first step quickness at the DT position. He showcases the burst of elite inside pass rushers with the ability to shed blockers with his long arms. He has the power to match his speed. He only tallied 2 sacks in 2011 but was a consistent force in the backfield and passing lanes. His natural athleticism and power are overwhelming for collegiate blockers. That said, he will need to play with a lower pad level to be an effective NFL inside pass rusher. He plays too high and allows blockers under his pads.
Run Defense: Brockers get some undue criticism for his play against the run. I see a strong anchor that just needs to learn some gap responsibility which will come with good coaching and time in the NFL. He’s a naturally powerful man with a thick lower half. His length is a plus in the run game as well as he uses his hands and arm extension to keep blockers away from his body. He shows good ball awareness but needs to maintain gap responsibility. He gets caught out of assignment and up field too much. He needs to extend his arms through contact, does a nice job into contact but doesn’t maintain. Read the rest of this entry » «Michael Brockers Scouting Report»