Myles Brooks Complete NFL Draft Profile (Size Makes Unproven LA Tech Cornerback Worth a Look)
Louisiana Tech cornerback Myles Brooks is headed to the 2023 NFL Draft following a breakout 2022 campaign with the bulldogs. After three seasons of FCS football at Stephen F. Austin, Brooks made the leap to the FBS and stood out in his final season.
Here's everything you need to know about Myles Brooks heading into the 2023 NFL Draft.
Myles Brooks Draft Stock & Mock Draft Projections
Mock draft sources accurate as of 4/25 NFL.com, ESPN, CBS, Walter Football, Sporting News.
Projected Draft Round: Undrafted (3), Round 6 (1), Round 5 (1)
Projected Team: Undrafted (3), Titans (1), Cardinals (1)
Myles Brooks Scouting Report
Brooks has an impressive blend of size and instincts. He's known for his physical and competitive nature on the field, making him particularly effective against larger receivers. Brooks' ability to track the ball downfield and showcase exceptional ball skills make him a formidable opponent in the secondary. As a high-effort player, he demonstrates solid instincts and anticipation, enabling him to read and react to plays with discipline.
Brooks' tall and lean frame gives him a wide disruption radius, and he exhibits explosive athleticism and solid downfield speed. As a natural playmaker, his vertical athleticism, ball-tracking abilities, and coordination make him a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, he plays the ball like a wide receiver, using his length to dominate at the catch point.
However, Brooks does have some weaknesses. He needs to work on his fluidity to better mirror quicker receivers and improve his footwork. Additionally, his technique could be tightened up, and he may need to develop more discipline in contact situations to avoid penalties due to over-aggression. He also lacks play strength in run support and may struggle to disengage from blockers or secure solo tackles.
Myles Brooks is a promising cornerback prospect with a good size, natural instincts, and physicality that make him a strong candidate for the NFL. While he has areas to improve upon, his high-effort play style, ball skills, and competitiveness could potentially make him a valuable addition to a team's secondary.
Myles Brooks NFL Draft Prediction
Struggling with smaller, quicker receivers is becoming more and more of a red flag in the NFL as the prototypical receiver gets smaller and more agile. Still, Brooks' size and strength can make him an asset on the outside, and the fact that he played just one FBS season leaves plenty of room for potential growth working with an NFL coaching staff.
Getting a potential project player with big upside in the late rounds is something any team would be happy to have, and corner is a position where you can't really have too much depth. That means just about any team is in play as a potential landing spot for Brooks.
The Cowboys seem to value size at the cornerback position more than most teams, and they could pull the trigger with a late pick to make sure they're not scrambling to try adding Brooks as an undrafted free agent.
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys (Round 7, 212 overall)
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