Terrence Brooks, FS

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dunnellon, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 198 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.422.59-10 38--7.35
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.372.501.5410 389'11"-7.35

Player Overview

A three-star DB recruit, Brooks committed to Florida State over Miami, Notre Dame and Purdue, spending most of his true freshman season on the bench. He saw more playing time as a sophomore before earning the starting FS job as a junior, starting 26 games the past two seasons with consistent results, earning All-ACC Second Team honors as a senior.

An underrated member of the ballyhooed Seminole defense, Brooks wasn't a top recruit like most of his teammates, but he worked hard each day to prove he belonged, something that was clear by the time he was a senior - very confident and driven individual. Brooks played a lot of centerfield this past season, showing off his range and football instincts - very smart, studious and detailed, knowing how to identify his keys.

He is an inconsistent tackler and needs to tweak a few things, but he can player near the LOS or in the deep half of the field. Brooks is a versatile safety who can contribute in a number of areas as a jack-of-all-trades type of skill-set - a 2nd-3rd round pick with the football acumen and athleticism to develop into a NFL starter.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: While a touch shorter than scouts would prefer, Brooks looks the part of an NFL free safety, boasting broad shoulders, a well-built frame and trim waist. He possesses good balance, agility and straight-line speed, including an impressive burst to close.

A former cornerback who is asked to drop down and cover slot receivers, on occasion, demonstrating good balance, fluidity and change of direction for coverage. Brooks is more physical than you might expect given his cornerback background, often dropping down into a linebacker-like role for the Seminoles.

Long arms and good balance to play off blocks and make plays near the line of scrimmage amid traffic. A big-hitter who seems to enjoy the physicality of the game. Flashes strong hands for the interception, as well as the ability to track over his shoulder (North Carolina State). Good special teams player.

WEAKNESSES: Only has two seasons of starting action after spending his early career with the Seminoles in backup duty at cornerback. Below average height for the position, though his strength and leaping ability make him less of a liability in jump-ball situations than it might appear.

Highly aggressive defender who will lower his shoulder and fail to wrap up, leading to some missed tackles. Unreliable hands for the interception. Let several "easy" interceptions slip through his fingers in 2013.

COMPARES TO: Louis Delmas, Detroit Lions: Neither boasts the imposing size scouts would prefer but the instincts, athleticism and closing speed are there to overcome it.

--Rob Rang (12/29/13)

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