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Jonathon Brooks

Jonathon Brooks (RB) – Texas / Sophomore (3rd year)

6’0″, 207 Lbs. (Unofficial)

2022 Stats: 7 Games, 30 Carries, 197 YDS, 6.6 YPC, 5 TDs, 2 Rec, 37 YDS, 18.5 YPRec, 1 TD

2023 Stats: 11 Games, 187 Carries, 1139 YDS, 6.1 YPC, 10 TDs, 25 Rec, 286 YDS, 11.4 YPRec, 1 TD

{Reference:  https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jonathon-brooks-1.html}

Awards: 

Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)

Games Watched: 2023 Vs. Alabama, 2023 Vs. Oklahoma

PRO’S 

Jonathon Brooks was one of the most elusive backs in college football in 2023, his 63 missed tackles forced was the 7th most amongst all draft eligible RBs & his 3.91 yards after contact average was the 5th best amongst all draft eligible RBs. Brooks runs with good vision, anticipation and discipline (allows holes to develop). Jonathon goes from lateral to vertical quickly, he puts defenders in bad positions where they either miss him completely or make minimal contact. Quick/devastating cuts in the open field. 2023 vs. Oklahoma, 4th QTR, 6:17 – Brooks receives the handoff off tackle left, takes ball outside towards numbers, allows 2 linemen to get out in front, cuts back off the rears of the linemen and explodes through the crease running by and past a Safety who had a decent angle on him for a 30 yard TD run. Shows the ability to be a threat out of the backfield, good/soft hands and elusive in space.

CON’S

Very disciplined runner, keen on going north. With that being said, I’d like to see him use his speed/quickness and improvise a bit more behind the LOS (bounce it out, attack cut back lanes, etc.). Limited mileage over his career at Texas but the knee injury will be a concern, how quickly will he recover? When will he be full go? The medical examination at the NFL Combine will be big for Brooks. Will struggle with bigger defenders when met square, lacks the drive/power to push in these instances. Inexperience playing in a pro style offense (Texas runs the spread), and a limited route tree.

OVERALL 

Brooks tore his ACL on 11/11/2023, it is possible that he is cleared for his first NFL training camp. The medical check up at the NFL Combine will be a big day for Jonathon and any team who is considering drafting him in 2024. Brooks combination of a physical frame, great acceleration and the ability to create by using sharp/evasive cuts makes him one of the best backs in this class, when healthy. Brooks regularly makes defenders miss and shows the ability to generate yards after contact. I believe Jonathon will be an every down back at the next level and can be a threat in both the run game and through the air.

Completed by: @coachschepps, 01/09/24

Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 01/09/24

 

 

 

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