2017 NFL Draft

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Ron Brooks

| | College: LSU
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Brooks was a top wide receiver recruit out of high school and never played in the secondary until he got to LSU. He saw playing time mostly on special teams until his senior year when he started in place of the suspended Tyrann Mathieu, making the most of his chances. He carries himself with a confident and mature attitude and has a young daughter. Brooks? father had a cup of coffee in the NFL. Brooks is a talented, aggressive athlete, but is still unrefined with his cover skills and has a lot of learning left to do before he?s ready for the pro game. He is a special teams demon and offers versatile value, showing speed at the combine (4.40 40-yard dash).


Strengths: Has good height and bulk for the position, using his length to make plays on the ball. Balanced athlete with good straight-line speed and foot quickness. Locates and attacks the ball in the air with smart awareness, jumping routes with an opportunistic style. Effective blitzer off the edge and plays determined in pursuit. Doesn?t back down with good take-on strength, playing with a physical chip. Has good ballskills and knows what to do with the ball in his hands. Returned all three of his career interceptions for scores. Brooks is a confident and high energy player, taking pride in his ability on special teams coverage. Has return experience and is an effective gunner. Earned his way onto the field and has worked hard.

Weaknesses: Plays tight and is more of a straight-line player, lacking the natural fluidity and change of direction skills ideal for the position. Gets too high in his backpedal and opens his hips too early. Transitional footwork needs work. Takes too many false steps and plays overaggressive. Needs to stay under control. Needs to do a better job breaking down in space to finish tackles. Too content throwing his shoulder around and not wrapping up. Needs to show better discipline and intelligence on the field. Several personal foul penalties on his r?sum? (facemask, late hit, etc.). Lacks ideal starting experience with only three career starts to his name and is still very unpolished.

-- Dane Brugler

2011 Season

Played in 13 games and made three starts … One of LSU's most experienced players having played in every game since 2008 (52 games) … A top reserve in the secondary who often played in LSU's nickel and dime packages … Made two interceptions this season and returned both for touchdowns … Has three career INTs and has returned all three for TDs … Set a career high with six tackles and also added one sack and a fumble recovery against Arkansas … Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after a stellar game at Ole Miss where he returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown, recorded a sack, forced a fumble that he recovered and finished with four tackles … Tied his career high with 2.0 tackles for a loss, including one sack, and he added one PBU and one QB hurry as well against Western Kentucky … Made his second career start at cornerback against Auburn and made a huge impact with a 28-yard interception for a touchdown as well as four tackles, 0.5 TFLs, one forced fumble, one PBU and one QB hurry … Set a career high with three pass breakups versus Kentucky … Started his first career game at West Virginia … Serves as a gunner on punt coverage after downing several punts inside the 20 last year.

2010 Season

Played in all 13 games with no starts … Very productive season as he finished with 33 total tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, two sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception … Had his best game as a Tiger against Louisiana-Monroe when he made his first career interception and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown … Added his first career sack to go along with a career-high five tackles and one pass breakup in win over Louisiana-Monroe … Recorded his second career sack versus Ole Miss that forced a fumble, and he also posted two tackles for a loss … Credited with four tackles, one PBU and one quarterback hurry against West Virginia and also returned one kickoff for 24 yards … Recorded four tackles, one for a loss, in the opener against North Carolina and also returned two kickoffs for 63 yards with a career-high long of 50 … Finished the season with seven kickoff returns for 162 yards and a 23.1 yard average … Also served as a gunner on punt coverage and downed several punts inside the 20 throughout the season.

2009 Season

Played in all 13 games on the season and was a starting kickoff returner … Had his best game as a returner at Ole Miss with three returns for 86 yards, including a long of 41 … Recorded one tackle and a pass breakup against Auburn … Returned two kickoffs for 35 yards with a long of 21 yards against Vanderbilt … Season-high in tackles was two on two occasions - at Alabama and vs. Louisiana Tech.

2008 Season

Played in 13 games with no starts … Saw action on special teams in all 13 games … Finished year with 18 tackles, nine of which were solo … Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble, all on special teams … Fumble recovery came on a muffed punt against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Forced a fumble on a punt return against South Carolina … Forced fumble on second quarter kickoff return against Alabama … LSU recovered that fumble and scored two players later to take a 14-7 lead against top-ranked Alabama … Had career-best three tackles in comeback win over Troy … Added a pair of tackles against Alabama and had two against Mississippi State … Tallied a quarterback hurry and two tackles versus North Texas … In his LSU debut, made one tackle against Appalachian State.

2007 Season


High School

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Participant (West Roster) … Scout.com Hot 100 for 2007 … SuperPrep All-American.

One of the top all-around athletes in the state of Texas and the nation … A standout, dual-threat quarterback at MacArthur High School as a senior … Notorious for turning small plays into big gains … Very elusive and dangerous in the open field … A versatile talent with great hands … Played a prominent offensive roll in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the West team in January … As a senior, rushed for 1,264 yards and 19 touchdowns … Also threw for 882 yards and nine touchdowns … Named the District 7-5A MVP as a senior … Racked up 322 yards in total offense with six touchdowns in a game against North Garland on Sept. 14 (168 yards rushing and 153 yards passing) … Tallied 43 receptions for 778 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior … Also recorded over 300 yards in returning punts and kicks in 2006 … Timed at 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash with a 32-inch vertical leap … Coached by Brian Basil … His father, Anthony, played for the Chicago Bears in 1993 … Born Oct. 16, 1988.


His father, Anthony, played for the Chicago Bears in 1993 … Born Oct. 16, 1988.


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