LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers is a projected first round draft pick. Where he lands, however, nobody knows. He could be drafted at No. 8 or he could fall down as low as No. 25 where the Broncos sit.
Brockers had 54 tackles (10 for a loss), 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble for the Tigers in 2011. He ended his college career at 317 pounds, but has put on “good weight” since. His measurements this weekend came in at 6’5,” 322 pounds.
“I feel like at 322, I can move a lot better than some other guys can move,” Brockers said. “That’s the biggest strength, how quick I am and how big I am.”
Brockers tries to patent his game after that of Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse. He would regularly attract the double team in college and he’s a force in the middle on first and second downs.
The downside to Brockers is he needs to improve his first step and develop his pass rushing skills. He doesn’t locate the ball quickly and his fundamentals fall by the wayside when he is tired.
The difference between him being a high first round pick and a low first round pick will be his ability to impress behind close doors. Can he convince teams that his upsides carry more wight than his downsides?
I still say that Devon Still would be the best tackle for the Broncos, but if he’s not available, Brockers may be a guy worth taking.