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Old 03-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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Default Re: Steelers work out Miami OH G Brandon Brooks at pro day

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Originally Posted by Kingmagyar View Post
Could help for sure especially as a 4th rounder maybe, but still hope the team addresses guard earlier with a more blue chip player like Kevin Zeitler G, Wisc, Brandon Washington, G/OT, Miami , or Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State.



from Cbssports.com on Brandon Brooks

Weaknesses: Has some bad weight on his frame and has added over 60 pounds since he enrolled at Miami (OH) ? something that needs to be monitored. Carries a lot of weight and it shows at times, looking sluggish with heavy feet when trying to cover a lot of ground. Doesn?t have great range and wasn?t asked to do a lot of pulling for the Redhawks. Doesn?t always explode off the snap. Heavy-handed in pass protection with a bad habit of grabbing, which attracts holding penalties. Will allow his body to rise at times and he is caught too high. Needs to improve his awareness and overall vision to pick up extra rushers. Needs to stay disciplined and play smart, cutting down on the penalties and mental lapses. Has an inconsistent mean streak and needs to develop more of a finishing attitude ? too much of a passive blocker for his size.

NFL Comparison: Ramon Foster, Pittsburgh Steelers


Hmmm.....NFL comparison = Ramon Foster. Don't like the sound of that.
Looks like we would be drafting another backup lineman at best.
We need to draft "starter talent" NOT "backup talent" if the O-line is going to improve.
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